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Washington Sea Grant 2024–2027 Strategic Plan

February 15, 2023

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is pleased to announce its 2024–2027 Strategic Plan. This document will shape the activities, choices and direction of WSG for the next four years within these four program areas: Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development, Resilient Communities and Economies, Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, and Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture. These program areas also directly align with the priorities identified by the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program.

Some of the areas of work that have risen to the top of WSG’s priorities are building resilience to coastal hazards, climate and ocean change; longstanding support for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture; and science and social science to support decision-making that protects and enhances ecological health and human well-being. In tandem with continuing to support work in the inland waters of Puget Sound, the Strategic Plan highlights increasing capacity to address the distinctive needs on the Pacific coast.

In developing this document, WSG relied heavily on information provided by its staff, advisory committee and constituents. The Strategic Plan outlines three cross-cutting principles that imbue WSG’s work: partnerships; diversity, equity and inclusion; and addressing climate change.

For more than 50 years, WSG has served the Pacific Northwest and the nation by funding high-quality marine research and working with communities, managers, businesses, educators and the public to advance regional understanding and sustainable use of ocean and coastal resources. Over this time, WSG has gained deep experience and learned lessons that have shaped the organization as it works to fulfill its vision, mission and values.

Read the WSG 2024–2027 Strategic Plan here.


Washington Sea Grant, based at the University of Washington, helps people and marine life thrive through research, technical expertise and education supporting the responsible use and conservation of coastal ecosystems. The National Sea Grant College Program is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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