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Georgia Sea Grant funds over half a million dollars of coastal research every two years. Georgia Sea Grant funds research projects on two-year cycles, sponsoring projects that investigate or better…..  Full story

Summer interns join the Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant team

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is hosting 19 summer interns who are working with staff and faculty in Brunswick, Athens, and Savannah on a variety of research, education and…..  Full story


For over 40 years, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has served the state. UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Supported by a mixture of funding from the…..  Full story

Native & Invasive Plants

The most direct and significant sustainable action to protect ecosystems can start by using native plants in your landscape. By selecting native plants, we can create a complexity of habitat…..  Full story

Planning a Visit

Let us help you design a visit that meets your group’s educational needs. Make a Reservation To reserve a date and plan your visit, contact the Scheduling Coordinator by phone,…..  Full story

Virtual School Programs

These programs offer interactive remote learning for K-12 students. For more info To schedule virtual school programming, contact Stephanie Edgecombe at or call 912-598-2335. The UGA Marine Education Center…..  Full story

Staff List

Mark Risse Director Email: Phone: 706-542-5956 Mona Behl Associate Director of Georgia Sea Grant Email: Phone: 706-542-6621 Thomas Bliss Director of Shellfish Research Lab Email: Phone: 912-598-2348…..  Full story

UGA helps coastal communities address a potential public health crisis: Failing septic tanks that contaminate groundwater

Ashley Cooper-Heath and her husband had lived in a house on the banks of the St. Mary’s River in Camden County for about a decade when they noticed that their…..  Full story

Marine Education Fellowship

The Marine Education Fellowship is designed for recent college graduates who would like teaching experience in marine science and coastal ecology. UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant offers year-long…..  Full story

Sea Level Rise

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is assisting coastal communities in preparing for sea level rise. As UGA Public Service and Outreach units serving the Georgia coast, UGA Marine…..  Full story

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