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Reporting from the Heart of the Storm

Woods Hole Sea Grant: Putting science to work for Massachusetts's coastal communities. 

A part of the NOAA-funded National Sea Grant Program, Woods Hole Sea Grant supports coastal communities through research, extension and education.

Sea Grant's mission is to enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal and marine resources in order to create a sustainable economy and environment.

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"What makes Sea Grant unique is that it facilitates the transfer of scientific results so that people can use it. And it provides a great opportunity to support fundamental science."
- Jeff Donnelly, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

"I always bring back something to use in the classroom--lessons, videos, ideas, or actual physical artifacts. These workshops have strengthened my teaching and bring excitement to the subject matter." 
- Middle school teacher, a participant in the WHSG Topics in Oceanography workshops

“Sea Grant has been a hugely impactful program for guiding my research focus over the past several years. It has provided ... a great opportunity to produce fundamental research in coastal marine ecology while working and communicating with local communities and industry stakeholders who rely on coastal ecosystem health, especially in the Cape Cod and Islands region.”  
- Jeanette Wheeler, MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate

“Woods Hole Sea Grant’s ongoing efforts to support our industry’s remarkable growth--through water quality and disease monitoring--have proved crucial time and again."
- Chris Sherman, Island Creek Oyster


Woods Hole Sea Grant supports scientists from institutions throughout Massachusetts and beyond, conducting research in the areas of marine life, coastal processes, hazards, energy sources, climate change, stormwater management and tourism.


Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension are partnered to provide reliable technical and science‐based information on fisheries and aquaculture and coastal processes and hazards to distinct stakeholders within our region.


Sea Grant educators and communicators provide valuable leadership in marine and aquatic science education activities for K‐8 students, professional development workshops for educators, and public education and outreach in coastal communities.

News and Events

New Research Coordinator Joins Woods Hole Sea Grant

December 28, 2018

Woods Hole Sea Grant (WHSG) is pleased to announce that Jennie Rheuban will be joining their team as research coordinator. Jennie is a research associate in MC&G whose work has…

Woods Hole Sea Grant Biennial Request for Proposals

December 27, 2018

Woods Hole Sea Grant (WHSG) biennially requests proposals for projects from investigators at academic, research and education institutions throughout the state of Massachusetts. Woods Hole Sea Grant is administered at…

Knauss and Fisheries Fellowship Opportunities

December 17, 2018

Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship 2020 The 2020 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is now open on The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides…

Sea Grant Funds New Technology to Monitor for Harmful Algal Blooms

October 17, 2018

A new system using next-generation robotic sensors to monitor coastal waters for disease-causing microalgae has been funded by the NOAA Sea Grant Program as part of a national strategic investment in aquaculture.

June “Coastal Impacts” Newsletter Released

July 25, 2018

You can read about hurricane research, our teacher workshop, tracking winter storm damage, and all the latest news from Woods Hole Sea Grant in our June 2018 newsletter, Coastal Impacts.…

Woods Hole Sea Grant Sponsors Finalists for Prestigious Knauss Fellowship

July 11, 2018

  [Woods Hole, Mass., July 11, 2018] — Three candidates sponsored by the Woods Hole Sea Grant program are among the finalists for the 2019 class of the of the…

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