Calendar of Events

Based at the University of Washington, Washington Sea Grant (WSG) funds marine research and works with communities and businesses to manage and protect marine resources. For further media information, please contact Marcus Duke, 206.685.0171, mduke@uw.edu.

Workshops and Classes 2015

First Aid at Sea Workshops

Topics in these US Coast Guard-approved courses will include patient assessment, hypothermia, cold-water near-drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, choking, immobilization, CPR, first aid kits, and more. These courses are recommended for recreational and commercial boaters.

Seattle

When: February 19, 2015, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: Nordby Conference Room, Nordby Bldg, Fishermen's Terminal, Seattle

Cost: $100 ($50 for commercial fishermen). Pre-registration is required.

Port Townsend

When: February 26, 2015, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: NW Maritime Center, 431 Water St, Port Townsend

Cost: $100 ($50 for commercial fishermen). Pre-registration is required.

For more information, please contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Continuing Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225, sfisken@u.washington.edu.

Marine Electrical Wiring Workshop

This workshop is designed for boat owners who want to upgrade their vessels’ electrical systems. Topics covered include American Boat and Yacht Council standards for safest wiring, selecting wire sizes, circuit breaker and fuse ratings, cable routing and labeling, shore power circuits, battery charging circuits, corrosion protection circuits, engine instrument systems and troubleshooting.

When: February 21, 2015, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: Nordby Conference Room, Nordby Bldg, Fishermen's Terminal, Seattle

Cost: $80. Pre-registration is required.

Sea Survival Skills

Washington Sea Grant and the Gig Harbor Boat Shop are co-sponsoring a Coast Guard Approved Drill Instructor course for commercial fisherman and charter boat operators. This Coast Guard-approved course meets the training requirements of the Commercial Fishing Safety Act to conduct drills. Course work combines lecture and hands-on experience with safety and survival equipment required for commercial fishing vessels. Learn about emergency procedures and develop appropriate emergency drills for your own vessel.

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: Gig Harbor Boat Shop, 3805 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor

Cost: $100 (free for commercial fishermen). Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Continuing Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225, sfisken@u.washington.edu

Learn First Aid at Sea

Washington Sea Grant and the Port of Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal are co-sponsoring a Coast Guard-approved First Aid at Sea course. Topics covered include patient assessment, hypothermia, cold water, near-drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, choking, immobilization, First Aid kits, and more.

When: Monday, March 23, 2015, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Where: Nordby Conference Room, Nordby Bldg, Fishermen's Terminal, Seattle

Cost: $100 ($50 for commercial fishermen). Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Continuing Education Coordinator, 206.543.1225, sfisken@u.washington.edu

Special Events

Snap the Shore, See the Future: Capture Washington's King Tide

This holiday season get out of doors and capture images of Washington’s King Tide! Join the Witness King Tide Initiative and photograph one of the highest tides of the year in several locations along the Washington coast.

We invite you to help build a picture of what the future might look like after sea levels rise. Upload your images of the King Tide to the Witness King Tides website or post on Twitter and Instagram using #kingtidesWA. Your photos will join an international collection of online images that will help visualize future changes to our coastal communities.

Where:Specific dates and times in your location are available at the WA Department of Ecology website.

When: January 23–25, 2015

Want to learn more? See our King Tides fact sheet!

Wild Seafood Exchange

Washington Sea Grant is a sponsor of the annual Wild Seafood Exchange, which is aimed at independent commercial fishermen who want to learn about marketing and direct marketing to restaurants, retailers, brokers and seafood buyers. Learn more and register at the Wild Seafood Exchange website.

When: February 25, 2015

Where: Best Western Lakeway Inn, Bellingham, WA

22nd Conference for Shellfish Growers

First convened by Washington Sea Grant in 1991, the Conference for Shellfish Growers brings together representatives from the shellfish industry, government and academia. This year, the conference will focus on emerging issues and shellfish culture. For more information, see the conference webpage.

When: March 2-3, 2015

Where: Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Union, WA

Cost: The registration cost is $110.00 before February 26, 2015, and $140.00 thereafter. To register, download the PDF.

For more information, please contact Teri L. King or Jennifer Runyan, 360.432.3054, wsgcanal@uw.edu.

More Educational Events

WSG sponsors educational events and opportunities. For more information, please see our Classroom Activities and Field Trips webpage.

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