Dr. Sherry Larkin, Director of Florida Sea Grant
Who We Are & What We Do
Florida Sea Grant is a university-based program that supports research, education and outreach to conserve coastal resources and enhance economic opportunities for the people of Florida.
We are a partnership between the State University System of Florida, the State of Florida, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
We tap into the research expertise of coastal and ocean scientists through Campus Coordinators at 19 universities and research laboratories across the state. We are also an integral part of our host institution, the University of Florida, which is ranked the #5 Top Public School in 2022 and serves as one of the nation’s leading Land Grant universities.
Our outreach programs are delivered in conjunction with UF/IFAS Extension and coastal counties of Florida. Extension agents live and work in coastal communities. They have a breadth of experiences and tremendous trust from their residents as reliable sources of science-based information. These agents often work collaboratively with specialists that lead highly relevant programs including on seafood safety, aquaculture and fisheries management, coastal ecosystems ecology, coastal planning, coral disease, clean boating, sustainable fisheries, harmful algal blooms and oil spill science.
Our Vision & Mission
Florida Sea Grant envisions a future with a resilient coastal zone where people use natural resources in ways that are beneficial to the economy and society and that preserve their quality and abundance for future generations.
FSG supports integrated research, education and extension to enhance coastal and ocean resources, bolster coastal resilience and enhance economic opportunities for the people of Florida. Our approach to achieving our vision and implementing our mission is contained in our Strategic Plan for FY 2018-23.