Celebrating over 50 years of service in research, outreach and education.
Washington Sea Grant continues to help people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts.


New staff: WSG welcomes Alison Lorenz

Alison serves as a new WSG science writer. Welcome aboard!

New staff: WSG welcomes Sanpisa Sritrairat

Sanpisa serves as the new WSG community engagement specialist. Welcome aboard!

Melissa Poe to serve as WSG assistant director for outreach

Dr. Melissa Poe will lead the outreach and engagement strategy across Washington covering marine research, education and outreach, and supervise four team leads and an overall program of 22 staff.

Seven recent graduates selected for the 2023-2024 WSG Hershman Fellowship

Congratulations to Catalina Burch, Hannah King, Noah Linck, Katie Love, Ellie Mason, Andrea Richter-Sanchez and Hannah Tennent!

The Port of Port Townsend’s new pumpout unit models an innovative design two keep our waters clean

With funding through the Washington Clean Vessel Act program, Port Townsend is getting a clean water boost with a new solar-powered pumpout unit that will help provide more options for boaters to properly dispose of their sewage.

Three recent graduates announced as finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Congratulations to Jillian Every, Devon Lombard-Henley and Leslie (To-Thu) Nguyen!

New staff: WSG welcomes Hannah Shelly

Hannah serves as the new WSG communications specialist. Welcome aboard!

Summertime on the Salish Sea

A WSG fellow connects with the Puget Sound community over marine conservation at a low tide event hosted by NOAA Science Camp

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WSG Fellowship Info Session | December 11

Join Washington Sea Grant to learn about marine science and policy fellowships available to graduate students this coming year.

Free Workshop

December 13

Learn how to get grants for your boating facility. Download the flyer for more information.


Listen to our Podcast

Find out what’s happening along our shorelines and coast. Listen to Coastal Café radio every other week to hear the latest about cutting-edge marine science and the people who live and work on the Washington coast.



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!

Funding and Fellowships

2025 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Work for a year on a congressional staff or in a federal agency, and study, implement, and even create marine policy.

2024 National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) – Sea Grant Joint Fellowship

Receive two- and three-year funding support for Ph.D. research in either population and ecosystem dynamics or marine resource economics.

2023 NOAA Sea Grant National Marine Debris Funding Opportunities

The National Sea Grant College Program has announced two federal funding opportunities to support community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention.

2023 Climate Ready Workforce NOAA Funding Opportunity

NOAA has announced a federal funding opportunity to support climate ready workforce for coastal states, tribes and territories.

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.