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.


Welcome To Our New Assistant Directors

We are thrilled that Sean Macduff and Wei Ying Wong are joining the WSG team.

Four Washingtonians Announced as 2021 Knauss Fellowship Finalists

Congratulations Katy Dalton, Megan McKeown, Max Showalter and Hally Stone!

How COVID-19 is Impacting WSG-Funded Research

James Lee, WSG science communications fellow, talked with Jacqueline Padilla-Gamiño about how the pandemic is impacting her research on pinto abalone restoration.

New Guide Helps Coastal Planners Use the Latest Sea Level Rise Data

Published by the Washington Coastal Resilience Project, How to Choose helps decision makers understand the various sea level rise data subsets and how to use them.

Meet William Walker, Doris Duke Conservation Scholar

We are delighted to have William on the WSG team this summer.

Statement of Solidarity from WSG Staff

We stand with the Black community during these painful times.

COVID-19 Resources for Fishing Industry

Visit this page for links and resources on the latest guidelines for the seafood and fishing industry.


State of the Oyster Study

Join this citizen science effort to look at bacterial contamination on privately owned beaches in Hood Canal and Puget Sound. Collection dates for the 2020 season are June 21, July 19, and August 30.

Event Cancellations

Some events may be canceled. Check here for updates.

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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Funding and Fellowships

Washington Sea Grant Keystone Fellowship Applications Due July 29

Washington Sea Grant Keystone Fellowship provides early career experience to underrepresented scientists, decision makers, and marine industry professionals.

2020 NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Funding OpportunityRequest for Proposals

WSG is requesting proposals for one- to three-year projects addressing economic and market needs of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry from investigators at academic, research and education institutions throughout the state of Washington. Notice of intent to submit must be received by 5:00 p.m. PST on February 26.

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.