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Volume: 15 Number: 14

Title: National Sea Grant Law Center

Source/Sponsoring Agency: University of Mississippi; National Sea Grant Law Center


Date Checked: 3/3/2010      Status: Active

Date Annotated: 3/3/2010

Topics: Admiralty

Other keywords: Law of the sea; Maritime law

Contents: Based at Ole Miss (the University of Mississippi) and established in 2002, the Sea Grant Law Center (SGLC) provides and coordinates legal research in marine, ocean, and coastal law and policy, while also disseminating information to policy-makers. Sea Grant, described as “a partnership between the nation’s universities and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,” dates from the 1960s when Congress created the National Sea Grant Program to foster “wise stewardship of our marine resources through research, education, outreach and technology transfer.” SGLC operates via a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce with additional funds from the State and University of Mississippi. The website provides information about SGLC, its services and publications. Of special interest is the Advisory Service, which provides free legal research support to the Sea Grant community. The Advisory Service page offers links to legal research results organized by topic. Topics include abandoned vessels, admiralty law, coastal development, and land use planning. The prepared responses are essentially well-documented memoranda that answer a specific legal research query. Also available are PDF copies of the Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal. The current issue addresses timely matters, including compensating climate change victims and water quality in Florida. Users should note the slide show section. Slide shows are prepared that offer tutorials on coastal and ocean legal issues. The Sea Grant Law Center 101 show provides a solid grounding in what the Center is all about.

Author of Annotation: M. Morrison

Last Modified: 6/20/2012