In 2022, Sea Grant will undertake a strategic planning process to chart a four-year path ending on Dec. 31, 2027. It is an important process and eventual plan, and one that, among other things, sets priorities for the 2024-26 call for research proposals.

Remaining constant will be focus areas under which Sea Grant organizes its work — healthy coastal ecosystems, resilient com- munities and economies, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, and environmental literacy and workforce development. These are broad focus areas, of course, allowing for many Great Lakes research, outreach and education directions.

Chronicle readers are invited to provide feedback on the strategic directions by emailing