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.


Life of the Straits 2020 – A Virtual Program

Thursdays, July 9 – Aug. 13, 2020, 6-6:30 p.m. Overview This program is specifically developed for 8-12 year olds in mind, but is open to whole families. The program will take place on Zoom on Thursday evenings throughout much of July and August. Each …


Webinar: Conceptualizing a risk-based, hazardous material routing tool

On Wednesday, June 24, tune in for the first webinar in a summer series about crude oil transport in the Great Lakes. The webinar series is hosted by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Crude Oil Transport Network and Michigan Sea Grant. Each webinar will be ava …


High Water on the Great Lakes – Options for shore protection and stabilization

Lakes Michigan-Huron to Reach Summer Peak in July 2020 July 22, 2020 from 6-7 p.m. EST. Webinar to Discuss Options for Shore Protection and Stabilization with Expected Erosion The US Army Corps of Engineers has just released the official July 2020 wate …

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.