Reports & Plans

A selection of our reports and plans are below. 

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Federal reauthorization of the National Sea Grant College Program (2020)

On Friday, December 18, 2020, the President signed into law S. 910, the “National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2020,” which reauthorizes the National Sea Grant College Program through fiscal year 2025; clarifies that the scope of the program includes financial assistance for research, training, and technology transfer; and modifies the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program.

National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2020 (Sea Grant reauthorization of 2020).

Minnesota Sea Grant Strategic Plans

Minnesota Sea Grant's programs, projects, services, and products are guided by a four-year strategic plan.

2018-2023 MNSG Strategic Plan

Our 2018-2021 plan was extended to 2023.

2024-2027 MNSG Strategic Plan



Minnesota Sea Grant Annual Federal Reporting

National Sea Grant Office, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation Resources (PIER) system

Every year all Sea Grant programs nationwide report on their activity, products, and services. PIER is designed to facilitate communication between Sea Grant's parent organization - the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - and each state Sea Grant program.

Through PIER, each Sea Grant program integrates and reports on:

  1. Their strategic plans 
  2. Outreach, research, and communication projects and project results
  3. Funding
  4. Accomplishments and impacts

The PIER database is maintained by the National Sea Grant Office and is publicly searchable.

Minnesota Sea Grant 2019 Site Review

Every four years, every state Sea Grant program undergoes an extensive review. The site review is the only in-person, on-site comprehensive review of the program. The review provides the Federal Program Officer and members of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board and other selected reviewers the opportunity to meet with the Sea Grant program leadership, their advisory board, senior leadership and officials of the host university, and community stakeholders. 

Minnesota Sea Grant underwent its site review for 2014-2017 in December 2019.  Our briefing book includes highlights of our work.

Minnesota Sea Grant Site Review Briefing Book (2014-2017)