Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice & Access

California Sea Grant is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility (DEIJA) through ocean and coastal science research, workforce development, and outreach. Following the Sea Grant DEIJ Vision and Roadmap, the program regularly assesses ways to create more equitable access to the funding, opportunities, and knowledge that cultivate a thriving coastal science workforce and empower coastal communities. The program encourages team members to engage in DEIJA professional development, be leaders in advancing DEIJA within ocean sciences, and track our DEIJA activities to identify best practices.


Broadly, California Sea Grant aims to

  • Proactively recruit, retain, advance and prepare a diverse coastal and ocean sciences workforce
  • Empower our staff with the capacity, skills, and knowledge of best practices to effectively serve diverse communities
  • Remove barriers that have historically limited access to Sea Grant opportunities in research, extension and education
  • Progress equitable access to resources and decision-making processes
  • Engage and serve communities, partners and stakeholders that are representative of the demographics of the places where our programs operate

Additional Resources

For more information on how Sea Grant is working to advance DEIJA, please visit these additional resources: