Talk:National Sea Grant College Program

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Terminology and merger[edit]

Why did this usage ever catch on?

The federal government did not give ("grant") coastline or through the sale of shores shore up money for these universities. This is what the term "land-grant" meant: the donation or sale of federal lands with the land or proceeds used to create a university for the public interest.
Similarly, the federal government did not give "space" to universities to establish "space universities."
I for one found the name of this article useful since UNH advertised themselves as a "sea-grant college." You can still merge if you'd like, but I've found this page useful. --Wagontrail 21:38, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
I find this article useful as well. It is a program unto itself and while similar to sea grant, shouldn't be confused. No need to merge --Rtphokie 20:34, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Funding, details[edit]

How is the program funded? Are there more detailed requirements for how the money is spent? What sort of programs exist in practice? -- Beland (talk) 18:10, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

On a related note, the article doesn't explicitly say that these schools receive federal funding at all, only that this is a network of universities and that the program is administered by NOAA. LordAmeth (talk) 09:11, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
A funding explanation would consume several pages per program, and would need to be constantly updated, as the funding changes year to year. I think the user, if they are particularly interested, can follow the web links to that particular program if they are that interested in the funding mechanisms of each program. ~ * ~ Blue Electric Storm ~ * ~ (talk) 19:37, 17 September 2011 (UTC)
A summary would suffice. The name implies, like land-grant universities, that a chunk of federally-owned sea was granted and then used or sold to fund the participating institutions. That seems unlikely, is there merely funding from the federal government's general discretionary budget? -- Beland (talk) 21:38, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
The name Sea Grant originated from the outreach and extension aspects of the program, as modeled after the Land Grant college program. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides some program funding (about 10% typically), but the rest of the money comes from partnerships, grants, states, and universities. Just to reiterate, the U.S. territorial waters (from the 3 mile limit to the 200-mile jurisdictional boundaries) are common resources that cannot - at this time - be bought or sold. There are leases of ocean for mineral rights, but in terms of buying and selling the ocean, this is not the funding mechanism for the program. I hope that clarifies the matter. If you would like to discuss more, feel free to leave comments or questions on my talk page. ~ * ~ Blue Electric Storm ~ * ~ (talk) 01:07, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Content from National Sea Grant Program, now a #REDIRECT page to this page[edit]

The correct name of the program, as articulated in the National Sea Grant College and Program Act of 1966 is the National Sea Grant College Program. As such, I am attempting to merge the two pages that have heretofore been in conflict, as they describe the same thing: this page and National Sea Grant Program, now a redirect page to this page.

The content from the National Sea Grant Program page is now on the discussion page, in case anybody gets annoyed with me or feels that this is an act of vandalism. I am a Sea Grant Extension agent and was a little confused as to why there were two pages on the same topic. I am trying to reconcile this by the merging of the content of these pages. If you feel that this is in error, please feel free to leave a comment on my talk page. 22:19, 26 August 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Blueelectricstorm (talkcontribs)