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Woods Hole Sea Grant Participates in First Northeast Acidification Monitoring "Blitz" 

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Enjoying Oysters Safely in Massachusetts

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Coasts, Oceans, and Stewardship Program

Gets Kids Excited about Marine Science

 

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Understanding the Waquoit Bay Ecosystem

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Setting 'Sites' for Aquaculture

Nauset Marsh

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Technology Enables Better HAB Monitoring and Mapping

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Teacher-at-Sea Alums Connect with Woods Hole Sea Grant

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.

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 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.

News and Events

Sharks, Seals, Microplastics among the New Research Topics Funded by Woods Hole Sea Grant

December 3, 2019

Seven new research projects sponsored by Woods Hole Sea Grant will focus on priority issues in the Massachusetts coastal environment,…

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POSTGRADS: NOAA Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship Program Opportunity

December 2, 2019

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is recruiting candidates for the 2020 Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship Program.  This…

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2020 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Fellowships

November 15, 2019

The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics places PhD students studying in…

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Read our September newsletter!

October 1, 2019

Check out the stories in our September  issue of the “Coastal Impacts” newsletter! »Go to newsletter

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How Do Sharks Respond to Internal Waves in the Ocean?

September 26, 2019

A new study provides insight into the behavior of small sharks when encountering a common ocean phenomenon known as internal waves. These waves play powerful and still unknown roles in the exchange of heat, energy, water properties and nutrients throughout the ocean, and can change the vertical distribution …

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Upcoming Workshop for Educators

September 24, 2019

The next “Topics in Oceanography” workshop will focus on carbon cycling in coastal Wetlands with Dr. Meagan Eagle Gonneea, USGS, and Dr. Anne Giblin, Marine Biological Laboratory. It will be held October 29, 2019.

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Check out our new video on the Girls in Science program -- a partnership with @earthwatch_org for young women age 16-18 from #Massachusetts. If you're not part of that demographic, you'll wish you were!

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Thanks for sharing your clams! From helping shellfish farmers to advising towns on erosion control to teaching kids to be good enviro stewards, your support extends our reach in coastal MA. Every $1 is matched by $2 from NOAA Sea Grant.
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It’s the final countdown! There are five days left to submit artwork for the 2020 NOAA Marine Debris Art Contest. Download the application packet on our website and ask any Art Contest questions via email or comment here. https://t.co/k7becqk5rj (Credit: Julia K. Grade 5)

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