Mission Statement: The University of Georgia Marine Extension's (MAREX) Advisory Services conducts outreach, education, and research to enhance coastal environmental and economic sustainability.
The Marine Extension Service strives to be the state's lead outreach organization for Georgia's coast. MAREX promotes coastal ecosystem stewardship and fosters understanding of the coastal environment through education and research. MAREX enhances the compatibility of resource use among existing marine industries, businesses, regulators, and stakeholders.
MAREX and The Georgia Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service work hand-in-hand to serve Georgia 's marine related industries. Specialists concentrate their efforts in seven major program areas: coastal water quality, seafood technology, commercial fisheries, recreational fisheries, marine business, coastal ecosystem stewardship, aquaculture and smart growth through Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO). The center transfers technology, provides education and training, and conducts applied research.
The Brunswick Center, 715 Bay Street, Brunswick, GA , is located on a three-acre site with 300 feet of frontage on the Brunswick River.
The 16,300 sq. ft. Brunswick center includes the following facilities: classrooms, offices, a lecture hall, a seafood technology and water quality microbiological laboratory, a chemistry laboratory for seafood technology and water quality analyses, a seafood processing pilot plant built to USDA standards, a seafood sanitation training facility, a video editing suite, and a warehouse.
Marine Advisory Service