Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is a catalyst for innovative marine research and education opportunities. Research is the cornerstone of WSG’s mission to help people better understand and address the challenges facing our ocean and coasts.

As part of a national partnership funded and coordinated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), WSG sponsors research that combines scientific excellence with a focus on solving problems faced by ocean users and managers. 

WSG projects range from exploring the impacts of ocean acidification and harmful algal blooms to improving management of the nation’s largest fisheries.