A leader in research, outreach and education for nearly 50 years,
Washington Sea Grant helps people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts.


Announcing Two New Positions at WSG

Washington Sea Grant has two outstanding opportunities for experienced and innovative program managers

Congrats to the 2020 Orca Bowl Winners

This year’s Orca Bowl winning team comes from Bellevue, Washington.

From the Director: The Pull of King Tides

WSG invited community members in Westport and Bellingham to join our coastal experts in witnessing these extremely high tides and to learn about what king tides can teach us about the future of Washington State.

Lessons from the 2011 Tsunami

WSG tsunami specialist Carrie Garrison-Laney attended the second World Bosai Forum to see what Washington can learn from the tragedy in Japan.

Congratulations to Former Knauss Fellow Michelle Chow

After working on environmental policy in Washington, D.C., Chow now joins the Washington Environmental Council as a stormwater and toxics policy manager.

February 26

Marine Weather Workshop in Poulsbo

Learn how to avoid strong wind systems, find weather windows, use computer models and more.

February 27

Wild Seafood Exchange

A chance for commercial fishermen to learn about direct marketing to restaurants, retailers, brokers and seafood buyers.

March 9–10

Register Now for the 27th Conference for Shellfish Growers

Don’t miss this annual opportunity to discuss the most current issues and relevant research on aquaculture with shellfish producers, researchers, students and managers from around the Pacific Northwest.

March 6

Night Time Pier Peer

Join WSG and Kitsap Beach Naturalists as they shine a light on the amazing life that flourishes in the winter waters.

Map of Puget Sound Area Showing Markers Where WSG Works

Where is Washington Sea Grant? 

Explore the Washington Sea Grant Story Map by clicking any point on the map – and learn what we are up to around the State!

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Funding and Fellowships

2020 NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Funding OpportunityRequest for Proposals

WSG is requesting proposals for one- to three-year projects addressing economic and market needs of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry from investigators at academic, research and education institutions throughout the state of Washington. Notice of intent to submit must be received by 5:00 p.m. PST on February 26.

Applications Open for 2020 Graduate Science Communications Fellowship

The program enables fellows to work for two quarters on marine-related science communications.

Applications Open for 2020 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The program, sponsored by the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program, enables fellows to work for one year on marine policy in Washington DC.

Applications Open for 2020 NOAA NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship in Fisheries Science

This three-year paid fellowship program places a Ph.D. student in a research-based position with NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service.

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 implementing emerging programs.