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.


Another Successful Year of the Tsunami Roadshow

WSG Tsunami Hazards Specialist Carrie Garrison-Laney visited coastal communities to discuss the science and dynamics of tsunamis, and what to do if one hits.

Joint WSG, CIG and ESS Team Recognized for Community Impact

The co-authors of a significant sea level rise report received an award from Dean Lisa J. Graumlich at the UW College of the Environment Spring Celebration.

Kudos to Director Russell Callender

Russell Callender nominated for a NOAA Distinguished Career Award for Professional Achievement.

Research Partnership Studies Marine Life Around Puget Sound Aquaculture Beds

What marine organisms use shellfish aquaculture structures? A collaborative study between Washington Sea Grant, The Nature Conservancy, NOAA, the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, and local shellfish growers aims to find out.

Kelp Aquaculture at WSG

A new webpage serves as a resource to learn about all things seaweed farming.

King Tides Recap: Visualizing Sea Level Rise Around Coastal Washington

Washington Sea Grant held king tide viewing parties in Oak Harbor and Raymond to help local residents understand the effects of sea level rise.

Budget News From Washington D.C.

Get an update on the latest budget news from Washington D.C. and how you can help.

Washington Sea Grant Accomplishments

We help people and marine life thrive by providing research, technical expertise and education supporting the responsible use and conservation of Washington’s coastal ecosystems. Read up on the many positive impacts of Washington Sea Grant.


May 29

Washington Sea Grant and the Port of Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal are cosponsoring two Coast Guard-Approved First Aid at Sea workshops at Fishermen’s Terminal.

Our Northwest

Exceptionally beautiful and teeming with life, Washington State enjoys a unique marine environment and relationship with the sea. Washington Sea Grant works with communities, scientists, businesses and government to strengthen this relationship and ensure the responsible use of the marine resources in our Northwest. Read more about how Washington Sea Grant is providing resources to ensure the protection of our marine life, fisheries and shellfish.
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Funding and Fellowships

2019 NOAA Aquaculture Funding Opportunities

The National Sea Grant College Program has announced three federal funding opportunities to advance U.S. aquaculture.

Now Accepting Applications for 2019 – 2020 Washington Sea Grant State Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the WSG State Fellowship. The deadline is May 10, 2019. This one-year paid fellowship program places highly motivated, qualified individuals with marine and coastal hosts offices throughout Washington.

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.