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For Immediate Release

 

 

Contact: Christina Mulka         

(202) 228-5643

Christina_mulka@durbin.senate.gov

 

 

February 22, 2008

 

 

 

Durbin: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS WILL RECEIVE A NEARLY $1 MILLION GRANT FOR AQUATIC RESEARCH

 

[WASHINGTON, DC] - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has awarded $989,000 in federal grant funding to the University of Illinois to support the research, extension and outreach activities of the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program (IISG). 

 

The IISG is one of 32 programs constituting the National Sea Grant network which is dedicated to promoting the wise use of coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes resources for a sustainable economy and environment. IISG is jointly sponsored by University of Illinois and Purdue University. Areas of research that will be funded under this grant include: aquaculture, coastal communities development and Great Lakes ecosystems. 

 

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Irene Miles
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
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1101 W. Peabody Dr.
Urbana, Il 61801
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