New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium Announces Latest Round of Sea Grant-Funded Research Projects

May 3rd, 2016

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium has announced its latest round of Sea Grant-funded research projects. Projects were selected from dozens of proposals received in response to a request for proposals (RFP) issued by NJSGC in December 2014.

The RFP specified research priorities that were determined through a collaborative process that received input from stakeholders, NJSGC’s advisory boards and partners, and the public. The final projects were selected based on relevancy and scientific rigor using a competitive, peer-reviewed process. As a result, funded projects reflect local concerns and seek solutions to New Jersey’s most pressing marine and coastal issues. The current cycle covers a wide range of topics from communicating about flood risk to new species development for New Jersey’s shellfish farmers.

While these projects span a variety of topics, they all contribute towards NJSGC’s mission to provide sound scientific data to promote wise decision-making about New Jersey’s coastal and marine resources.

Projects are funded in part through a grant from NOAA/National Sea Grant which NJSGC has successfully managed in the state of New Jersey since 1976.  NJSGC’s next research RFP will be issued in December 2016.

Descriptions of each project can be found at