Michigan Sea Grant’s work touches an array of ecological, economic, and community issues related to the Great Lakes. We strive to be neutral brokers of information on important topics such as fishery management, boating safety, community planning, and more. Our purpose isn’t to advance specific policy agendas or prescribe solutions to thorny challenges. As neutral brokers, we:

  • Learn about emerging and ongoing coastal issues by surveying existing research or funding new projects
  • Bring diverse groups of stakeholders to the table to form and reach common goals
  • Support efforts to put research results into action to benefit coastal ecosystems and economies

The topic areas below reflect Michigan Sea Grant’s research, outreach, and education priorities. We work with a wide variety of state, federal, and local partner organizations that have expertise in these areas as well, and we’ll do our best to point you to the most accurate, up-to-date information in each subject area.