by Krystal Paco
Guam - The University of Guam may soon have its own National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sea Grant college program. UOG Sea Grant has maintained a good reputation for excellent performance since 2004, earning it a promotion in the four-tiered system NOAA follows to establish new sea grant college programs.
The new status allows the UOG Sea Grant Program to further improve efforts to understanding and managing the Western Pacific coastal regions for long-term environmental health and sustainable economic development. UOG Sea Grant director Dr. Lee Yudin says, "This significant achievement is due to over a decade of dedication to conducting meaningful local extension activities and developing environmental education curricula for use in the community and public schools."