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.


Where in Washington is Washington Sea Grant? 

See where staff are located throughout the state in this handy map.

Moving Mountains: The Elwha River is Still Changing 

A new study published in nature, co-authored by WSG coastal hazards specialist Ian Miller, summarizes the sediment flow that continues to change years after the dams were removed.

Local Groups Gang up on Marine Debris

A new marine debris action plan for Washington State is now available. The report is the result of a year-long collaborative process with over 40 local organizations, including WSG, and was facilitated by NOAA’s Marine Debris Program.

What Should You Do if You See a European Green Crab?

A training webinar from WSG marine ecologist Emily Grason details how to identify invasive European green crab, and what to do if you see one.

Russell Callender Named Director of Washington Sea Grant

We are excited to announce that Dr. Callender will join us September 2018.


September 24-28

Corrosion Training at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding partners with WSG to offer continuing education courses in marine systems for those already in the industry.

October 7 & 8


Celebrate the bounty of South Puget Sound! Seafood and educational activities for two days. Visit the WSG booth.

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

Six Graduates Selected for the 2018-19 WSG State Fellowship

The fellows will help shape marine policy by working in host offices in Washington State. Congratulations to each of them!

Five UW Graduates Selected for 2019 Knauss Fellowship

The selected graduates will work in Washington, D.C. to develop and implement policies on ocean and coastal management, fisheries and marine resources. Congratulations to each of them!

Update on National Sea Grant Funding

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee has proposed a bill that would fund the National Sea Grant program for fiscal year 2019.

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.