Rhode Island is honored to host Sea Grant Week 2016 from October 11–14 in the historic city of Newport, where the first national conference to promulgate the Sea Grant concept was held in 1965. This gathering marks 50 years of Sea Grant’s service to our coastal communities through dedicated and innovative research, education, and outreach. Through these efforts, Sea Grant programs have raised awareness and improved management with collaborations and partnerships across the country to help sustain and preserve coastal and marine resources. At this year’s Sea Grant Week, we honor those that have come before, as well as those here today, who have helped to create and develop the Sea Grant network in service of the nation’s oceans and coasts.

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