Over 20 Years of Coastal and Great Lakes Research, Education and Extension Programs in Pennsylvania 

The PennsylvaniSea Grant College Program was started in 1998 as an outreach project primarily focused on the 76.6 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, in Erie, PA. Over the past twenty years PA Sea Grant has expanded, both in the scope of programs offered and also geographically.

Today, PA Sea Grant offers adult and K-12 educational programs, funds cutting-edge scientific research, and provides valuable Great Lakes and coastal resources and expertise to communities, decision-makers, and individuals.

Our staff work in communities within the Lake Erie watershed and the Delaware and Susquehanna River Basins.  

Pennsylvania Sea Grant is one of 34 National Sea Grant College Programs, administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). For 50 Years, the National Sea Grant College Program has promoted the ecological and economic sustainability of coastal and Great Lakes resources through the development of science-based research, education, and extension programs.

In Pennsylvania, Sea Grant is administered and supported by NOAA, Penn State University, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Together, the national and state Sea Grant programs enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal, marine and Great Lakes resources in order to create a sustainable economy and environment.

Access our most recent PA Sea Grant Program Update Graphic of PA Sea Grant program update

Access our past "PA Sea Grant By the Numbers" 







Main Office: Tom Ridge Environmental Center 301 Peninsula Dr., Suite 3 Erie, PA 16505 814-217-9011