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Our Girls in Science Program Is Underway!

New Graduate Research Fellows Focus on Microplastics and Seabirds

Bob Chen and students at Boston Harbor

Woods Hole Sea Grant Launches $1.5 Million in
Coastal Research Projects for 2022-2023

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

Graduate Research Fellows Focus on Microplastics and Seabirds

August 8, 2022

Woods Hole  and MIT Sea Grant Programs Announce Two New Massachusetts Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellows   August 8, 2022 – Last August, the Woods Hole and MIT Sea Grant programs announced a new joint fellowship program to support Massachusetts…

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2023 Knauss Fellowship Finalists

July 28, 2022

Woods Hole Sea Grant was proud to sponsor three successful Knauss Fellowship finalists.  The finalists will begin their fellowship placements in 2023. Sophia Ly Ly graduated in Dec. 2021 with a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Northeastern…

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Educator Workshop on Sea Level Rise and Storms

July 1, 2022

Don’t forget to sign up! Our July 15th educator workshop on exploring how sea level rise and storms intersect is almost here! Learn from our experts, explore maps and data to use in the classroom, walk to the beach to…

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Ocean Renewable Energies – Funded Projects Announcement

May 19, 2022
[May 19, 2022] — 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-today announced six projects to advance social science and technology…

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Lucy Perkins Selected NOAA Coastal Management Fellow

May 10, 2022

Lucy Perkins has been awarded a NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship. The Coastal Management Fellowship offers postgraduate students on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy, placing them in states across the U.S. to work on projects that…

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Dune Poster Student Art Contest

April 12, 2022

See all the winning works Thanks to all the students who participated in our dune poster student art contest! We received so many creative works demonstrating the need to protect fragile dune ecosystems. Some of the winning art will be…

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