E. Gordon Grau, UH emeritus professor and former director of the Sea Grant College Program.

In honor of Emeritus Professor E. Gordon Grau, former visionary director of the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program, a unique graduate student fellowship has been launched in his name.

The E. Gordon Grau Coastal and Marine Resource Management Fellowship Program will provide talented students focusing on coastal or marine science, policy or management the unique opportunity to obtain relevant policy experience in Hawaiʻi.

The two-year paid fellowship will place early-career professionals with municipal, state or federal host agencies to receive hands-on experience transferring science to management and policy.

Said Darren T. Lerner, Hawaiʻi Sea Grant’s director who took the helm when Grau retired, “He has not only transformed the Sea Grant College Program here in our state, but has contributed to the dramatic reshaping of Sea Grant nationally, reflecting the understanding that the problems we face in the ocean and on our coasts are in large part due to our activities on land.”

For the full story, see the Sea Grant website.