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.

Help Us Find a New Administrator

Washington Sea Grant has an exciting full time opportunity for an administrator to serve as the senior business and administrative manager. The position provides leadership, strategic thinking and expertise to maintain the efficiency and success of WSG’s fiscal, human resources and operational responsibilities. Learn more

New Book on Marine Conservation in the Anthropocene Era

Congratulations to WSG Social Scientist, Melissa Poe, one of the editors and authors of the new book Conservation for the Anthropocene Ocean, which makes the case for including people in the ocean conservation equation.

Green Shores for Homes Program On KOMO TV

KOMO TV recently featured our Green Shores for Homes program and the importance of converting hard-armored shorelines to natural landscapes.

July 19 & 20

Septic Sense Workshops

Learn to care for your septic system! Washington Sea Grant offers free Septic Sense Workshops for homeowners through Snohomish County’s Savvy Septic program. Registration is required. Learn more.

July 23

State of the Oyster Study

Find out if your oysters are safe to eat. State of the Oyster Study volunteers invite you to join them to look at bacterial contamination on privately owned beaches in Hood Canal area.

July 23

Well Education and Testing

Learn how to keep your well water safe for drinking. The Washington State Department of Health​  recommends annual testing for bacteria. You can test your well through our WET program (Well Education and Testing) in South Puget Sound. Register here.

Marine Renewable Energy Seminar Series this August

Marine Renewable Energy Seminar Series Information

Wind, waves, tides are all renewable sources of power that can be used to generate electricity. What is the outlook for marine technologies that seek to generate power from, or on, the sea? Learn about the ocean’s potential contribution to future energy needs at WSG’s August Marine Renewable Energy seminar series: August 8 at Padilla Bay Reserve (6:30-8:30 p.m.); August 15th at the Olympic Natural Resources Center (7-9 p.m.); and Aug 21 at the Northwest Maritime Center (6-8 p.m.).


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.