A leader in research, outreach, and education for more than 45 years, Washington Sea Grant helps people to understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s oceans and coasts.



Interviews with Haida Knowledge Holders

WSG Social Scientist Melissa Poe spent a week in Haida Gwaii in a social-ecological study conducting 17 interviews with Haida knowledge holders.

Seattle Seawall Researcher Honored

The Seattle Aquarium honors UW’s Jeffrey Cordell at the annual Chairman’s Dinner for his work on the Seattle seawall.


Volunteers for SoundToxins learned about the latest research on harmful algal blooms at the annual SoundToxins training last week. Learn more about phytoplankton in Puget Sound.


WSG News Blog

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

The Coast Nerd Gazette

Sea Life



Marine Weather Workshop

February 23: Learn to read the wind on Pacific Northwest waters.

First Aid at Sea Workshop

February 26: Be prepared for emergencies on water: Learn U.S. Coast Guard-approved skills including CPR, patient assessment, hypothermia, cold water survival, trauma and burns.

2016 Conference for Shellfish Growers

March 7-8: Register now for the 23rd annual Conference for Shellfish Growers. View the draft agenda for the conference.




  • Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
    WSG’s one-year national policy fellowship from February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. Fellows are placed with congressional staff or in a federal agency, working on national policy decisions affecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. Applications are now being accepted. 
  • 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.