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Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: WHSG Supports Seven Efforts to Broaden Participation in Marine Sciences

Putting science to work for Massachusetts' coastal communities

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

Our mission is to enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal and marine resources by developing and sharing science-based knowledge to create a sustainable economy and environment for the diverse communities of Massachusetts.

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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 has enabled the Kelp Ecosystem Ecology Network (KEEN) to get off the ground and expand. Without the funding from WHSG we wouldn’t be able to expand our efforts in New England. It’s been incredibly valuable and useful." - Jarrett Byrnes, assistant professor of biology, UMass Boston

“Sea Grant is seminal – the grants may be modest but they help generate preliminary data and fundamental improvements to a regional issue that can then leap frog into something with even more funding and significance." - Scott Lindell, research specialist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Research

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.

Extension

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.

Education

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.

Updates and Events

WHSG Welcomes New Fiscal Officer

September 7, 2021

Woods Hole Sea Grant  is pleased to welcome Leslie Jonas to the staff as fiscal officer. In this role, Leslie works closely with Director Matt Charette in program management and administration, serving as a liaison between the program, the National Sea Grant office, and WHOI’s Grants…

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Homeowner’s Handbook Helps Guide Residents Through Coastal Storms

September 3, 2021

Protect your home and your family from the natural hazards that are part of life near the coast. Download a free PDF of this newly updated resource, the Massachusetts Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Hazards. Produced by Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension.

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Funding Opportunity: Community-Focused Ocean Renewable Energy Research

August 29, 2021

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center, announces a research funding opportunity to improve understanding of offshore renewable energy…

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Get Your Dune Protection Signs

May 7, 2021

Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension are providing the “These Dunes Aren’t Made For Walking” for free in order to prevent uninformed beach-goers from damaging fragile coastal resources. These signs are printed on a thin waterproof…

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Woods Hole Sea Grant Supports Seven Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Projects

October 21, 2020

Woods Hole Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive marine science programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives, and ways of thinking. To help further this mission, the program has awarded funding to seven projects aimed at…

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2020-2022 Program Guide Available

October 20, 2020

The Woods Hole Sea Grant Program supports research, education, and extension projects that encourage environmental stewardship, long-term economic development, and responsible use of the nation’s coastal and ocean resources. It is part of the National Sea Grant College Program of…

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