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June 11, 2018

The Future of Washington Sea Grant

Washington Sea Grant and the UW College of the Environment held four public seminars presented by candidates for the position of Director of Washington Sea Grant.

Each candidate addressed the questions: “What does success look like for Washington Sea Grant over the next 5-10 years, and how would your specific experiences and approaches enable us to get there together?”


All seminars were held on the University of Washington campus.

  • Vice Admiral Michael Devany   NOAA (Ret), Executive Consultant
    Wednesday, June 20 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. FSH 102
  • Dr. Troy Hartley   Director, Virginia Sea Grant
    Thursday, June 21 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. FSH 102
  • Dr. W. Russell Callender   Assistant Administrator, National Ocean Service, NOAA
    Monday, June 25 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. FSH 102
  • Dr. Andrea Copping   Senior Program Manager/Senior Scientist for Marine and Coastal Waters, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
    Monday, July 2  2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. FSH 102

Candidates’ seminar presentations were recorded and are available upon request. Contact