Washington Sea Grant
Serving the people who manage, use and enjoy Washington's ocean and coasts
Events & Issues
- 2015 Request for Proposals. WSG requests proposals for its next two-year funding cycle, beginning February 1, 2016). Washington state investigators are invited to apply for one- to two-year projects that address research issues and maritime workforce capacity.
- 22nd Shellfish Growers Conference. The March 2015 conference will assemble shellfish industry, government and academia representatives to focus on emerging issues and shellfish culture. Registration is now open. For more information, see the conference webpage.
- Apply for Fellowships. The application period is open for the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, the NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship, and the Sea Grant/NOAA Fisheries Fellowship.
- Puget Sound Foram Project. A team at the Burke Museum is turning to beautiful, tiny single-celled creatures called foraminifera to investigate and monitor the health of Puget Sound in a project funded in part by Washington Sea Grant.
- Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries. WSG is a sponsor of the annual School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences series on current controversies in fisheries. An international array of speakers will address commercial whaling, seafood certification, marine protected areas, and inter-sectoral allocation in fisheries management.
- King Tides Return. Join the Witness King Tide Initiative January 23–25 and photograph one of the highest tides of the year along the Washington coast. These extreme tides provide a glimpse of what the future might look like as sea levels rise. Specific dates and times in your location are available at the WA Department of Ecology website. Learn more from our King Tides fact sheet.
- State of the Bay Symposium. Learn about Bellingham Bay! On Jan. 22, 2015, this all-day event at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Fairhaven, Washington, will bring together researchers, managers, and interested citizens to broaden our understanding of this vital resource.
- Shellfish Aquaculture in Washington State. WSG is conducting research to assess the economic and cumulative effects of the evolving Washington shellfish aquaculture industry. Learn more about the studies underway in the first progress report.