Celebrating over 50 years of service in research, outreach and education.
Washington Sea Grant continues to help people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts.


Looking Back on 50 Years: Sen. Warren G. Magnuson

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Washington Sea Grant, we’re digging through our photo archive to share moments from our program’s history. Senator Warren G. Magnuson, rumored to be pictured here advocating for the establishment of Washington Sea Grant (c. 1970 in Olympia), was a long term supporter of WSG and advocate for environmental issues.

Winter 2021–2022 Sea Star 

Read stories from the new issue of our print newsletter.

Watch: WSG 50th Anniversary Commemorative Video

This short video celebrates 50 years of service in Washington State.

WSG Receives Funding to Build Coastal Resilience in the Columbia River Estuary

The Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership and partners received a grant from the National Coastal Resilience Fund to develop community-based hazards and habitat resilience planning.

Using King Tides to Predict Future Shorelines

King tides, the annual extreme-high tides that occur whenever the moon is closest to Earth, offer a glimpse of what our future in Western Washington may look like as sea levels rise. These dramatic events, occurring between November and January this season, provide a great opportunity for communities to develop a preview of shorelines to come.

Swinomish Receives Funding to Build the First Modern-Day Clam Garden in the U.S.

Federal grants will enable the Tribal Community to revitalize the ancient indigenous mariculture practice.


Marine Weather Workshop in Port Townsend
January 22
Washington Sea Grant, WSU Jefferson County Extension and the Port of Port Townsend are cosponsoring a Marine Weather Workshop

First Aid at Sea Workshop in Seattle
January 27
Washington Sea Grant and Port of Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal are cosponsoring a Coast Guard-Approved First Aid at Sea Course.

Savvy Septic Workshop
February 1 or 2
Free, online septic care workshops to help you understand and protect your system; avoid expensive repairs; learn about septic care rebates, grants and affordable loans; ;earn when to hire and work with septic professionals.

Cascadia Coastal Hazards RCN Seminars
February 3
Cascadia CoPes hub will inform and enable integrated hazard assessment, mitigation, and adaptation through targeted scientific advances in collaboration with communities.

First Aid at Sea Workshop in Seattle
February 24
Washington Sea Grant and Port of Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal are cosponsoring a Coast Guard-Approved First Aid at Sea Course.


Listen to our Podcast

Find out what’s happening along our shorelines and coast. Listen to Coastal Café radio every other week to hear the latest about cutting-edge marine science and the people who live and work on the Washington coast.


Funding and Fellowships

Now Accepting Applications for the Undergraduate Science Communications Fellowship

The Winter-Spring quarter Science Communications Fellowship is now open for undergraduate applicants.

Job Openings

WSG currently has three employment opportunities.

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.

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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