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.

Whatcom Water Week Photo Contest

Photographers are invited to send in favorite photos of Whatcom County water scenes. Entries due Sept. 1, 2017.

Update on Sea Grant Funding

Read about recent news on funding for Sea Grant and words of support from University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce. Learn more

Washington’s Clean Boating Program Receives Funding

Two recently awarded grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Washington Parks Department will bolster local Clean Vessel Act services, including WSG’s Pumpout Washington program.

August 20

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.

August 20

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.


August 21

Marine Renewable Energy Seminar Series this August

Marine Renewable Energy Seminar Series pdf

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.