Dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of the Great Lakes and coastal resources.

Michigan Sea Grant is a cooperative program of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. We fund research, education, and outreach projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of Great Lakes resources.



Now accepting in-person and virtual registrations for the 2021 Food Sovereignty Symposium & Festival. In-person registration is $150 plus an additional $50 for the first day at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. Lunches each day and dinner on the s …


South Haven research update

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, come to South Haven City Hall for a public presentation about an ongoing research project investigating sediment transport and coastal resilience on Lake Michigan’s shoreline. Michigan Tech Professor Guy Meadows and Michigan Sea …


MI Paddle Stewards: Grand Haven

2021 Invasive Species Paddle Experienced paddlers are invited to join Michigan Sea Grant and partners for a two-hour paddle (with kayaks and gear provided by Michigan Sea Grant) on a nearby water trail! Participation is free thanks to funding from the …

Place-Based Education

Sometimes, the best way to learn Great Lakes science is by getting outdoors! Through Michigan Sea Grant’s place-based education programs, students and adults can collect and analyze real-world data, visit aquatic critters in their natural habitats, and participate in habitat restoration projects. Learn about some of the programs below.