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Washington Sea Grant helps people understand and address the challenges facing Washington’s ocean and coasts.


Congratulations to New Knauss Fellows

Congratulations to the five new Knauss Marine Policy Fellows from Washington State schools. Of the 125 applications across the country that applied for the coveted John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program this year, five of those 65 finalists were recommended by Washington Sea Grant, the most we have ever had accepted. 

Kudos to WSG alum Annie Hillier

In a paper published in the PLOS – One   journal, Annie Hillier proves that it matters how you write as much as what you write when it comes to climate change.

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24th Conference for Shellfish Growers.

February 27–28

February 11

Introduction to Marine Refrigeration 

Learn how to chill your catch! Join instructor Doug Canon from Marine Refrigeration Solutions for a workshop on marine refrigeration.

February 13

First Aid at Sea

Be safe on the water this winter while boating. Learn CPR and treatments for hypothermia, near-drowning, shock and more.

February 25

Orca Bowl 2017

Save the date for Washington State’s Ocean Knowledge Competition!

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Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

For one year, fellows are placed with congressional staff or in a federal agency, where they study, implement and even create marine policy. Applications due: February 10, 2017.

Coastal Management Fellowship

For two years, fellows are placed with state coastal zone programs on projects proposed by the states and selected by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management.  Applications due: January 20, 2017.

Sea Grant/NOAA Fisheries Graduate Fellowship

Ph.D. candidates interested in the population and ecosystem dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status can receive up to three years of funding. Ph.D. students in marine resource economics, concentrating on the conservation and management of living marine resources, can receive two years of funding. Applications Due: January 27, 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.