Science Serving Maryland's Coasts: Maryland Sea Grant Strategic Plan 2018-2023 (revised)
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Science Serving Maryland's Coasts: Maryland Sea Grant Strategic Plan 2018-2023 (revised)

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    This plan outlines our goals, outcomes, and strategies to address stakeholder driven priorities. The Maryland Sea Grant 2018–2021 Strategic Plan was extended in 2020 for an additional two years. This is our revised 2018–2023 Strategic Plan. The minor changes to the plan and the process are described in an addendum to this report.Maryland Sea Grant’s strategic plan focuses on the Chesapeake and coastal bays and their watersheds. The watershed of the iconic Chesapeake Bay touches all of Maryland’s counties and drains over 95 percent of state land, and the Bay dominates Maryland’s history, ecology, and economy. Over 30 years ago, Maryland led a multi-state drive to Maryland’s restore the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. That effort created a complicated coalition of federal and state agencies, non-​governmental organizations, local municipalities, and universities drawn from six states and the District of Columbia committed to the conservation and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. That alliance has accomplished much but continues to face long-standing challenges, like the increasing urbanization of the watershed and, more recently, effects of climate change. In this complex nexus of policy and environmental change, Maryland Sea Grant occupies an important niche and plays a crucial role in addressing critical watershed, coastal, and marine science-based issues concerning conservation, restoration, sustainability, and coastal resilience in the region. Over four decades our research has addressed gaps in the knowledge needed for science-based management to restore water quality and achieve sustainable commercial and recreational fisheries for species important to Maryland. Our outreach work has engaged multiple audiences to help inform and advance multiple efforts in ecosystem restoration. More recently, our attention has drawn more fully to understanding the effects of climate change on public health and the stability of Maryland’s maritime economy.
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