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The mission of the MASGC is to enhance the sustainable use and conservation of ocean and coastal resources to benefit the economy and environment in Alabama and Mississippi. To fulfill this mission, MASGC commits to interdisciplinary environmental scholarship and community-based natural resources management so that coastal and marine resources are conserved and managed for a sustainable economy and environment.

MASGC-supported scientists who develop research, education and outreach programs based on the 2009-2013 Strategic Plan focused on one or more of the following priority areas: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Safe and Sustainable Seafood, Sustainable Coastal Communities and Hazard Resilience in Coastal Communities. For more information on funding, visit funding opportunities.

2012-2013 Omnibus Projects
During the fall of 2011 the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium finalized the selection of projects the program will fund for its 2012-2013 omnibus cycle. This cycle runs from Feb. 1, 2012, to Jan. 31, 2014. Currently funded 2012-2013 Omnibus projects.

2010-2011 Omnibus Projects
During the fall of 2009 the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium finalized the selection of projects the program will fund for its 2010-2011 omnibus cycle. This cycle runs from Feb. 1, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2012. Currently funded 2010-2011 Omnibus projects.

National Strategic Investments
Currently funded National Strategic Investments.

Gulf of Mexico Regional Natural Hazard and Climate Change Resiliency
The over-arching goal of these funded projects is to develop information, tools, technologies, products, policies or public decision processes that can be used by coastal communities to increase resilience to coastal hazards and sea-level rise. The Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant programs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Program and the U.S. Geological Survey are funding these projects to address the Gulf of Mexico Regional Research Plan and proposed actions in the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Action Plan II. Gulf of Mexico regional projects.

2012-2013 Ecosystem Service Valuation Projects
The four Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Programs (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi-Alabama and Florida) each contributed funds to support two ecosystem services valuation projects. Ecosystem sevices valuations projects.

NOAA Coastal Storms Program 2012 Community and Research Grants
2012 Coastal Storms Program projects.

NOAA Coastal Storms Program 2009 Community and Research Grants
The purpose of the small grants program is to build capacity and fill gaps in the development of tools and other products needed to serve communities affected by coastal storms. Eight projects were selected for funding in two separate categories. These one-year projects began June 1, 2009. 2009 Coastal Storms Program projects.

Sea Level Rise Research and Community Projects
Current Sea Level Rise research projects.

Hydrologic Restoration Inventory and Research Projects
Current Hydrologic Restoration Inventory and Research projects.

Program Development Projects
The MASGC has a limited amount of funding available each year for Program Development (PD) projects. The purpose of PD funding is to allow researchers to rapidly respond to an immediate unforeseen opportunity. Requests are generally limited to a maximum of $10,000 in funding and are for a one-year period. PD proposals are accepted by MASGC at any time during the year. Currently funded Program Development projects.

Special Projects
In addition to its core program funding, MASGC applies for additional funding for special projects.  These projects enhance extension, outreach and education programs, support student fellowships or provide a mechanism to support mini-research grant competitions that examine particular topics of interest to our funding partners. Currently funded special projects.

2008-2009 Omnibus Projects
During the fall of 2007, the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium finalized its selections of the projects the program will be funding for its 2008-2009 Omnibus cycle. This cycle ran from Feb. 1, 2008, to Jan. 31, 2010. Funded 2008-2009 Omnibus projects.

2006-2007 Omnibus Projects
The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium funded these 2006-2007 Omnibus projects from Feb. 1, 2006, to Jan. 31, 2008.

2004-2005 Omnibus Projects
The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium funded these 2004-2005 Omnibus projects from Feb. 1, 2004, to Jan. 31, 2006.