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.

Helping People and Marine Life Thrive

Learn how WSG helps state residents understand, protect and prosper from our marine riches and be prepared for coastal hazards. These facts and figures break it all down.

WSG Facts

WSG By the Numbers

In the News

Washington Student named as a NOAA Coastal Management Fellow

Congratulations to Sarah Idczak who applied for a Coastal Management fellowship through Washington Sea Grant and was recently matched with the Oregon Coastal Management Program.

Invasive Green Crab Found at Dungeness Spit

A new population of invasive European green crab has been found at Dungeness Spit, near Sequim, Washington, rekindling concern over the potential for damage to local marine life and shorelines.

Proposed Sea Grant Budget Cuts

Proposed budget cuts by the Federal Government could dramatically impact Sea Grant programs. Find out what you can do to help.

May 24

Marine Engine Maintenance Workshop

Learn about marine engine troubleshooting in Gig Harbor.

May 29

State of the Oyster Study Underway

Learn about your oyster’s health. State of the Oyster Study volunteers invite you to join them to look at bacterial contamination on privately owned beaches in Hood Canal and Puget Sound.

June 5

Marine First Aid Class

Be safe on the water! Learn marine first aid in Seattle.



WSG News

Crab Team

The Coast Nerd Gazette

The Washington Coast Economist
On the Water’s eEdge

Sea Life

Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship

WSG is now accepting applications for the 2017 – 2018 fellowship. The Hershman program matches fellows with mentors in state government or an NGO host office and enables fellows to work for one year on ocean, coastal and environmental issues in Washington state.  Applications due: 5:00 p.m. PST,   May 31, 2017.


2017 Request for Proposals

WSG is now requesting proposals for one- to two-year projects from investigators at academic, research and education institutions throughout the state of Washington. Full proposals due: 5:00 p.m. PST, June 1, 2017.

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 implementation in emerging program areas.