Research Priorities from our Partners

NH Sea Grant encourages prospective Sea Grant-funded researchers to consider collaborating with our partner organizations and local agencies to address research needs that are relevant across New Hampshire's coastal and marine science community. We believe that strong partnerships can enhance the impact of research findings, which is consistent with our mission to promote responsible stewardship of New Hampshire’s ocean, coastal, and estuarine resources through integrated research, education, extension, and communication efforts.

Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR) is managed by NH Fish & Game as part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve system. In addition to NH Fish & Game's research priorities, GBNERR supports the research priorities outlined by the NHDES Coastal Program.

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NHDES Coastal Program

The NH Coastal Program is administered by the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) in partnership with NOAA through the Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Act.

Visit the NH Coastal Program's website

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New England Fishery Management Council

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) is one of eight regional councils established by federal legislation. NEFMC is charged with conserving and managing fishery resources from 3 to 200 miles off the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

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NH Fish & Game

The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game's Marine Division manages waters and marine resources within 3 miles of New Hampshire's coast.

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The Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERCOOS) is a member of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). 

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Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership

The Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) is part of the U.S. EPA's National Estuaries Program. PREP is based at the University of New Hampshire.

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The Nature Conservancy - New Hampshire

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in New Hampshire is part of the global TNC organization, whose mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Visit TNC-NH's website

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