A leader in research, outreach, and education for more than 40 years, Washington Sea Grant helps people to understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts.

Mussel photo



Hanging by a Thread

WSG-supported researchers are investigating climate-related threats to the amazingly tough threads that anchor mussels to wave-pounded rocks and docks.


National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium

The registration deadline is now approaching for the fourth National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium to be held November 16-19, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.


Climate Change Law

The UW School of Law is hosting its first-ever Environmental Law Symposium on climate change Friday, November 6, featuring recent findings and litigation updates on ocean acidification. Co-sponsored by WSG.




•  WSG News Blog

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

•  The Coast Nerd Gazette

•  Sea Life

Photo of beach sunset with walkers



Urban Shoreline Restoration Talk

October 8: WSG-funded researcher Jason Toft discusses the effects of urban shoreline restoration on salmon. Events


Boatyard Pollution Prevention

October 10: A free workshop in Pt. Townsend will help contractors and DIYers adhere to current environmental regulations for boatyards. Events




  • WSG Science Communications Fellowship   WSG’s two-quarter communications fellowship from September 30, 2015 – March 21, 2016. Applications are now closed. Fellows work on a range of communications projects and gain valuable experience as science communicators.
  • Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship
    WSG’s one-year state policy fellowship from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. Fellows team with mentors in state government or an NGO host office, working on ocean, coastal science and management issues
  • WSG 2015 Request for Proposal (RFP)
    WSG’s biennial competition to fund research and workforce development projects for February 2016 through January 2018
  • Program Development
    WSG sets aside a portion of its federal budget for small grants.

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