The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium's outreach efforts include four programs.
The purpose of the Communications Program is to provide timely, useful information about the Consortium's research, education and outreach activities and accomplishments to all interested audiences. Communication's long-term goal is to build an award-winning communications program.
The Extension Program provides coastal residents with information and leadership on the wise and non-destructive use of valuable renewable resources and conducts practical problem-oriented research of interest to the coastal communities. Operating out of two offices, one in Biloxi, Mississippi and one in Mobile, Alabama, the Program practices science-based management while focusing on the specific problems and solutions encountered in various areas within the two states.
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program
The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program has conducted legal research, education, and outreach since 1972 and is now operated in conjunction with the National Sea Grant Law Center, created in February of 2002. As the legal research arm of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, the Program conducts research on marine laws and policies, coordinates ocean and coastal law researchers, and disseminates information to coastal and ocean policy-makers in the Gulf of Mexico.
National Sea Grant Law Center
Founded in 2002 to provide legal research to the Sea Grant community and its constituents, the Sea Grant Law Center conducts research on marine laws and policies, coordinates ocean and coastal law researchers, and disseminates information to coastal and ocean policy-makers.
Other outreach programs that MASGC works with include the following:
Cooperative Extension System
The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each U.S. state and territory has a state office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes.