The Illinois Indiana Sea Grant College Program (IISG) will undergo a program site visit and review on July 28-29, 2010. If you would like to submit comments on any aspect of IISG’s program or its work, please send your written comments by July 22, 2010 via email to or in paper copy to: Miguel A. Lugo, NSGO Program Officer National Sea Grant College Program NOAA R/SG, 1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910.

IISG is one of 32 programs of the National Sea Grant College Program created by Congress in 1966. Sea Grant is a partnership of universities, government, business and industry that addresses marine and Great Lakes needs to enhance sustainable coastal economic development. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Sea Grant, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Purdue University.

IISG combines research, education and outreach to empower southern Lake Michigan communities to secure a healthy environment and economy. With a focus on ecosystem health, sustainable cities, safe seafood, and climate change in the region, IISG brings science-based knowledge to the decision making process.