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.


Great Lakes Water Safety (Un)Conference 2020

This is the one THE Great Lakes Water Safety event is returning to the Great Lakes state May 4-5, 2020, and this time it’s an (Un)Conference. You will love the Hagerty Conference Center at Northwestern Michigan College – home of the Great Lakes Maritim …

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.