USC Sea Grant 50th Celebration

Published June 12, 2022
Media Contact: Leah Shore / / (213)-740-1960  

Designated in 1972, the USC Sea Grant Program was one of the first in the nation, and we are currently celebrating 50 years of serving the Urban Ocean! There are many ways to join in on our celebration, including: 

  • Following us on social media;
  • Attending our FREE series of Lunch & Learn events over the year focused on topics in which our program is closely involved;
  • Signing up for our monthly e-newsletter Urban Mariner to learn about special educational events, publications, fun facts, and more.

Learn more about how to participate in these ways below! For questions, please email us at

Follow USC Sea Grant on Social Media

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2022 Lunch and Learn Series

In honor of USC Sea Grant's 50th celebration, we are hosting a series of virtual Lunch and Learns over the year focused on topics in which our program is closely involved including the Ports, Ocean Literacy, Climate Adaptation, and Coastal Research. Check out the resources below to watch our previous Lunch and Learn events and register for upcoming Lunch and Learn events. 

1st Lunch and Learn: Ports

Our first virtual event occurred in February 2022 and included a discussion between USC Sea Grant's Dr. James Fawcett and the Marine Exchange of Southern California's Executive Director, CAPT J. Kipling Louttit. Watch this Lunch and Learn to learn all about keeping our ports safe and efficient in a rapidly changing environment. Following the discussion, the event included a Q&A session.

Watch this Lunch and Learn here.

View the PowerPoint slides for this Lunch and Learn here.


2nd Lunch and Learn: Ocean Literacy

Our second virtual event occurred in June 2022 and included a discussion about the past, present, and future efforts for advancing Ocean Literacy. The event's discussion was between three Sea Grant and NOAA professionals, all of who play an integral part in furthering Ocean Literacy: Lynn Whitley (USC Wrigley Institute and USC Sea Grant Emirati), Diana Payne (Connecticut Sea Grant), and Sarah Schoedinger (NOAA Education). Following the discussion, the event included a Q&A session.

Watch this Lunch and Learn here. View the Powerpoint slides here.

View the handout with links and speaker contact information here

Upcoming Lunch and Learn Events

Check back soon to learn details about our next Lunch and Learn event!

Join our Newsletter to Learn About Upcoming Events

Join our Urban Mariner e-Newsletter to learn about monthly events associated with our 50th anniversary, including upcoming Lunch and Learn events.

Join our mailing list here.

About USC Sea Grant

USC Sea Grant’s mission is to contribute to solving the problems of the Urban Ocean, while recognizing the opportunities for coastal commerce, recreation, and improving the quality of life in coastal regions such as Southern California. Our program is based at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. We are one of 34 programs within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Sea Grant Program.  

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