Tools for Researchers

Outreach and Communications Support

Extension integration

Michigan Sea Grant Extension educators work with coastal community leaders, policy makers, management agencies, K-12 educators, and Michigan residents. Our educators can facilitate connections with stakeholders, help you gain community buy-in, and support and disseminate your project findings during and after the project period. Learn more about the Michigan State University Extension program

Public outreach

News releases are typically distributed to the media through University of Michigan and Michigan State University news outlets that reach audiences statewide. In addition, monthly reports about research activities are sent to National Sea Grant/NOAA. Summaries about current research are included in state, regional, and national conferences and meetings.

Your project may also be featured on Michigan Sea Grant’s website, social media channels, and bimonthly Upwellings email newsletter.

Research communications

In addition to preparing a final narrative report and non-technical executive summary, we encourage research teams to work with Sea Grant communications specialists to develop targeted products, research summaries, and press releases. To discuss ideas and needs, contact Todd Marsee and Geneva Langeland at