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Maine Sea Grant Receives Top Rating

April 19, 2007

The Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine has been rated in the top tier of Sea Grant programs nationwide, according to a recent review by a national assessment team.

"Maine Sea Grant has made significant contributions to science, technology, and society within the state and region," concluded the National Sea Grant Office, based on the review findings that Maine Sea Grant meets the highest performance standards of the Sea Grant network.

The National Sea Grant Office is charged with evaluating all Sea Grant programs on a five-year rotating basis. The program assessment team, which consisted of six representatives from across the country with expertise in coastal and marine resources, visited UMaine last year to evaluate Maine Sea Grant’s performance in several areas. The team came away impressed with the program’s effectiveness, and the National Sea Grant Office awarded the program a final rating in Category 1, making Maine among the highest performing of the 32 Sea Grant programs in the nation.
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