The Michigan Sea Grant College Program will undergo a program site visit and program review by a federally appointed Site Review Team October 28-29, 2014. Congress has mandated that Sea Grant College programs be regularly reviewed.

The National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) will review Sea Grant programs on three criteria:

  1. Program Management and Organization — leadership, organization, program team approach and support.
  2. Stakeholder Engagement — relevance, advisory services and relationships.
  3. Collaborative Network Activities — coordinated planning and cooperative work with other Sea Grant programs and other local, state and federal agencies and organizations.

Submit Comments By Oct. 21, 2014

If you would like to submit comments to the Site Review Team about Michigan Sea Grant, please send your written comments via email to


Questions may be directed to Mike Liffmann, NOAA Sea Grant Extension Leader and Program Officer,


About Michigan Sea Grant

Michigan Sea Grant supports research, outreach and education to enhance sustainable use of Great Lakes resources, benefiting the environment, the quality of life, and the Michigan, Great Lakes and national economy. Our vision is healthy and sustainable Great Lakes resources achieved through an integrated program that engages universities, as well as public and private sectors.

Michigan Sea Grant College Program, a cooperative effort of the University of Michigan (UM) and Michigan State University (MSU), is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program. Michigan Sea Grant receives support from NOAA, the UM School of Natural Resources and Environment and the MSU Extension – Greening Michigan Institute to carry out programs in Michigan. Also, additional Michigan universities, state agencies and other non-federal sources provide support.