Marine Transportation and Seaport Issues

What does Sea Grant do in Marine Transportation and Seaports?

  • What do we do?
    • We link the research community with the marine transportation/seaport community
    • Actively exchange information between the two
    • Serve on committees working on marine transportation issues
    • Sponsor meetings where marine transportation issues are discussed
    • Seek out research needs in the marine transportation community and share them with academic researchers


  • To whom do we provide information?
    • Government agencies
    • Business
    • The Public
    • The Schools


  • Our current projects
    • Ballast water exchange and aquatic nuisance species in California ports
    • Vessel-created air quality issues in California
    • Cargo drayage congestion in the Southern California circulation system
    • Coastal management concerns with port growth and expansion
    • Public education on the importance of our marine transportation industry
    • Assisting the three museums in the two ports to develop marine transportation exhibits
    • Teaching graduate classes in coastal management


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