Celebrating 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.

Watch: WSG 50th Anniversary Celebration

In case you missed the live event, the recording is now available online. Enjoy!

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.

Celebrating 50 Years of Brokering Lane Agreements Between Crabbers and Towboat Operators

This year marks the 50th anniversary of a little-known, but highly successful mariner’s agreement known as the “Crabber/Towboat Lane Agreement,” providing a positive example of what can be accomplished between disparate groups when both parties are committed to finding common ground.

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.

New HABS Research Updates

With funding from the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, researchers from Washington Sea Grant, the Northwest Indian College and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will study shellfish-killing toxins.

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.

50 Years in Washington – Celebrate With Us!

Washington Sea Grant is celebrating 50 years of providing research, outreach, communications and education to Washington’s marine communities. Find out what activities we have in store.


King Tides & Sea Level Rise Webinar

December 3

Learn about the natural conditions that create king tides, an overview of the Washington King Tides Program, projected sea level rise for Port Townsend, and local efforts to monitor king tides and document total water levels.


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

2022 NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Funding Opportunities

The National Sea Grant College Program has two federal funding opportunities to advance U.S. aquaculture.

Job Openings

WSG currently has two exciting employment opportunities, for a Temporary Socio Economic Environmental Outreach Coordinator and a Human Resources and Equity Manager.

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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