Washington Sea Grant
Serving the people who manage, use and enjoy Washington's ocean and coasts
Events & Issues
- Orca Bowl 2015! Each year, students from across the state of Washington come together on the UW campus for a day of friendly competition and exciting enrichment experiences at Orca Bowl, the regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Mark Saturday, February 28, on your calendars and spend the day!
- Sea Survival Skills Workshop. Fishermen and boaters update your survival skills at sea at this Gig Harbor all-day workshop on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. More info…
- Elwha Dam Removal Update. WSG -funded research bears fruit in recently published work by government, tribal, and university investigators studying the Elwha River dam removal.
- Research–Outreach Workshop. On February 11, 2015, WSG held an Outreach Workshop to brief potential PIs on the Sea Grant program, introduce WSG staff, and facilitate collaborative and innovative plans for outreach and engagement. If you missed the meeting, watch our staff presentations, view the slides, and download our staff profiles.
- 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. More information, including the agenda, is available on the conference webpage.
- 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.
- 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.