Sunrise over Lake Superior with University of Minnesota Duluth campus in the foreground.

Sunrise over the western arm of Lake Superior with Duluth and the University of Minnesota Duluth campus in the foreground.

Image credit: University of Minnesota Duluth

Minnesota Sea Grant funds research to solve challenges facing Minnesota’s aquatic resources and coastal communities. Minnesota Sea Grant-funded research has investigated topics ranging from mercury transport in peatlands to the viability of a Lake Superior cruise industry. You can read more about ongoing and past projects on our projects page. We continuously update our research priorities through communication with extension educators, advisory board members, and community stakeholders.

If you are a researcher with an idea for a research project, check out our Fund Your Research page.


  • For information about our research program or current projects, please contact our Research and Fellowship Coordinator Alex Frie.