NJSGC’s Jersey Shore Photo Contest Calendar for 2020 is now available in print for purchase. Limited time remaining!

The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium advances knowledge and stewardship of New Jersey’s marine and coastal environment through research, education, and extension.

Providing for research that results in sound scientific data used to promote wise decision-making about New Jersey’s coastal and marine resources is at the heart of NJSGC’s mission.

The Education Program at the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium holds a wide variety of programs directed towards advancing greater understanding and stewardship of our state’s marine and coastal resources.

The primary goal of Extension is to provide useful information to people employed or interested in fields related to marine resources from fishermen, coastal engineers, maritime industry personnel, resource managers, and decision makers to the general public.

The Communications Department provides comprehensive services to the Consortium and its project partners by using all possible means and mediums including, print, computer/web-based technology, video, radio, and broadcast television.

News & Events

Marine Science Summer Day Camp, 2020 Dates Now Available!

January 3rd, 2020

Marine Science Summer Day Camp at New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium offers “hands-on” STEM learning for children interested in ocean and marine life. Sessions are held  at NJSGC headquarters on Sandy Hook and combine outdoor explorations of the beach and bay with laboratory experiments and fun, educational games and crafts. Instructor to camper ratio is 1 to 6. Five sessions will be held throughout July and August, each geared towards specific grade levels.


Introductory Fisheries Science for Stakeholders, Rutgers Cooperative Extension (2020)

December 10th, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2020 Introductory Fisheries Science for Stakeholders (IFISSH) course offered through Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE).  View the official flyer for more information.

The objective of this course is to educate stakeholders of New Jersey’s commercial and recreational marine fisheries so that they will better understand and make progress on issues impacting their industries, including the science, management, and responsible stewardship of fishery resources.

Classes will meet at the RCE of Ocean County in Toms River, NJ during the evening (6:30 – 9:00 PM) every Tuesday from January 28 through March 31. Additionally, two optional field trips will occur during the spring.

Class sessions will be offered in a “HyFlex” format to allow live participation in-class or remotely via webinar. The course is open to all who are interested. Please share this email and flyer with anyone who you think might be interested.

The program fee is $60 per person. Please register by January 24, 2020 by contacting Kelly Jurgensen (Administrative Assistant, Marine Extension Program) at 732-349-1152

If you have any further questions, please contact Dr. Douglas Zemeckis (County Agent III , Assistant Professor, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources) 732-349-1152

Clean Vessel Act Marina Survey, 2019 Results

December 10th, 2019

NJSGC helped conduct the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) survey from August-September at 38 select marinas that were known to have working pumpout services at some point in recent time. At the conclusion of this inspection, the majority of these facilities were found to have operational boat sewage pumpout units (with some exceptions).

Seven (7) marinas were found closed, but their stationary pumpout units had hoses set-up and available for use. Three (3) marinas were identified with pumpout units that were either not operational, unknown, or lost. Two (2) facilities were found to have just a portable pumpout unit available for pumpout services. Five (5) facilities were found to be keeping records of their pumpout services. Of three (3) marinas already known to currently not have a working pumpout, one was not interested in replacing the pumpout unit, one is currently being redeveloped, and another did not have staff onsite to discuss further plan-of-action with.

For a complete list of the results (including charts and tables), please click here.

Application Now Open for 2020 Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship Program

December 3rd, 2019

The NOAA Office of Coastal Management (OCM) offers the Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship Program. This on-the-job education and training in coastal resource management and policy is offered to postgraduate students and provides assistance to state coastal zone management agencies and NOAA partners.  The nine fellowship positions start in August 2020 and are available with the California State Coastal Conservancy, the coastal programs in Delaware, Guam, Maryland, Texas, and U.S. Virgin Islands, and three of our Digital Coast partners, including the Association of State Floodplain Managers (in partnership with the Coastal States Organization), the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, and The Nature Conservancy.

Eligibility requirements, descriptions of the projects, and guidance on how to apply can be found here (or view this flyer for more information).

For the 2020 fellowship, applicants must complete a Master’s or other advanced degree at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2019, and July 31, 2020, to be eligible. A broad range of degrees are applicable to the fellowship because the projects are varied among the host organizations. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Application for the 2020 Coastal Management Fellowship Program must be submitted to the Sea Grant office in the state where the student is receiving their degree by Friday, January 17, 2020 5pm local time. New Jersey students are encouraged to contact Dr. Peter Rowe at the NJSGC with any questions or concerns.

Knauss Fellowship Application Now Open for 2021

October 30th, 2019

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium along with the Sea Grant National Office are pleased to announce that the Knauss Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO/FFO) for 2021 is now open. Please view the full announcement at grants.gov.

To support and encourage recruitment, these additional resources are also available to the public:

 The deadline to apply for students is February 21, 2020.

Visit our fellowships webpage for more updates, and please contact NJSGC’s Acting Director Dr. Peter Rowe with any additional questions.

NJSGC will host an informational webinar on Thursday, December 5th from 10 am – 12 pm. Please contact our Communications Specialist Danica Bellini if you would like to register.

Public Comments Sought for NJSGC’s Site Review, November 2019

September 26th, 2019

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium will be reviewed on November 19-21 by a team convened by the National Sea Grant College Program. The review will be conducted at our Fort Hancock headquarters located on Sandy Hook, NJ and will consider all aspects of New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium’s programs, including but not limited to management and organization, performance, stakeholder engagement, and other collaborative activities, including those with various offices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

This notice invites you to participate in our review by emailing your comments about New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium to oar.sg-feedback@noaa.gov.

Kindly send your comments at your earliest convenience – the comment period will end on November 12, 2019. Please put “New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium site review” in the subject line.

Thank you for assisting New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium in providing the review team with your thoughts and comments!

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