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.


Update on National Sea Grant Funding

With vocal support from our many stakeholders, the National Sea Grant College Program was reinstated this spring in the federal budget for FY2018, but in its FY2019 budget, the current Administration is again seeking to eliminate federal funding for the program. Learn how you can help.

Seeking Science Camp Educators

WSG’s NOAA Science Camp is seeking dynamic and enthusiastic Camp Educators for its middle and high school summer day camp programs.

Puget Sound Designated No Discharge Zone

Washington State Department of Ecology made it illegal to discharge treated boater sewage into Puget Sound. For more information on how to properly dispose of your onboard waste, visit Pumpout Washington.

Become an Otter Spotter!

Woodland Park Zoo, with help from Washington Sea Grant, is studying North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) populations to better understand their relationships within Washington State ecosystems. Learn the difference between river otters, sea otters and other semi-aquatic mammals in this four-page brochure.


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May 26, June 2, June 9

Spring Sailing & Robotics Camp at Center for Wooden Boats

Girls will learn to sail, navigate, and apply the physics of sailing to robotic design.

May 28

What is the State of Your Oyster?

Test shellfish from Hood Canal and throughout Puget Sound for bacterial contamination.

June 4

First Aid at Sea Workshop

Learn how to treat hypothermia, near drowning and other incidents while on the water.

June 8

NOAA Open House

Explore and learn more about NOAA’s research that protects people and our coast.

Our Northwest

Exceptionally beautiful and teaming with life, Washington State enjoys a unique marine environment and relationship with the sea. Washington Sea Grant works with communities, scientists, businesses and government to strengthen this relationship and ensure the responsible use of the marine resources in our Northwest. Read more about how Washington Sea Grant is providing resources to ensure the protection of our marine life, fisheries and shellfish. 

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Funding and Fellowships

Washington Sea Grant State Fellowship

formerly Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship

The 2018-2019 Washington Sea Grant State Fellowship is now open for applications. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2018. The program matches highly motivated and well-trained graduate students with Washington “hosts” in state, tribal and federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations for a one-year paid fellowship. For more information see the announcement below.


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.