A leader in research, outreach, and education for nearly 50 years, Washington Sea Grant helps people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s coasts and waters.



New Study Shows Armoring Impacts Salish Sea Ecosystem

UW researchers funded by Washington Sea Grant and the EPA just released the first comprehensive study to assess impacts of armoring on the Salish Sea ecosystem.

Where Are They Now? Knauss Fellowship Month

Through April we are celebrating WSG fellowship programs as part of the 50th anniversary of the National Sea Grant College Program. Knauss and Hershman fellows are among those we are highlighting this month.

Human Wellness Matters in Conservation Research

The Huffington Post recently commented about a paper in Science by WSG’s Melissa Poe and an international team of researchers.


WSG News Blog

Read about recent research, education, and outreach activities on our WSG news blog.

The Coast Nerd Gazette

Sea Life



April 30

Small Outboard Engine Maintenance

Learn the basics of simple and routine small outboard motor maintenance — such as changing the oil, fuel, lubrication, electrical inspection — and diagnosis of common problems focusing on two and four stroke gas engines 15 hp and less.

May 9

First Aid at Sea Workshop in Bellingham

Be safe on the water this summer. Learn U.S. Coast Guard-approved first aid at sea. Topics covered include patient assessment, CPR, hypothermia, immobilization, near drowning, shock and trauma, burns, fractures and choking.

May 14

Learn When to Wake Your Skipper

Gain professional training on basic watch standing for commercial fishing vessels, such as chart reading, compass and bearings and navigating a route.


Funding Opportunities

Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship

For one year, fellows are teamed with mentors in host office in Olympia, Tacoma or Seattle, working on ocean and coastal science and management issues.

NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program 2016

This aquaculture research competition is designed to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable ocean, coastal or Great Lakes aquaculture.

Program Development

WSG sets aside a portion of its federal budget for small grants that allow timely responses to new or changing needs and provide the capacity to plan and begin implementation in emerging program areas.