Current Strategic Plan
In response to changing conditions and circumstances brought to light throughout 2020, the opportunity arose to update many elements of New Hampshire Sea Grant's existing 2018-2021 Strategic Plan with an eye toward the 2022-2023 timeframe, resulting in a revised 2018-2023 Strategic Plan.
2024-2027 Strategic Plan
The next cycle in New Hampshire Sea Grant's research, extension, education, and communication begins in 2024. This document was developed through an iterative process as an evolution of the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan through input from staff, needs assessments for each focus area, and feedback from our Policy Advisory Committee, resulting in the 2024-2027 Strategic Plan.
Strategic Planning Process & Timeline
The New Hampshire Sea Grant Strategic Plan is developed collaboratively by the New Hampshire Sea Grant staff and Policy Advisory Committee. It motivates and guides actions and anticipated outcomes based on the Sea Grant approach: Long-term investment in research integrated with extension, education, and communications efforts that are continuously engaged with stakeholders.
The strategic plan is updated approximately every 4 years in accordance with the National Sea Grant Office's strategic planning cycle. At the national level, the strategic planning process identifies core values and focus areas that drive efforts to address the priorities established by coastal communities across the country. State Sea Grant Programs then undergo their own strategic planning processes to reflect opportunities and needs specific to local marine and coastal issues and the communities that they serve.