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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


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

Read our Latest Newsletter!

December 31, 2020

The latest issue of the Woods Hole Sea Grant newsletter, Coastal Impacts, is now available! Contents is this issue include:…

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To Tree, or Not to Tree

December 22, 2020

New Marine Extension Bulletin Takes a Look at History, Feasibility of Using Discarded Christmas Trees in Dune Stabilization In the…

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Woods Hole Sea Grant Partners on Climate Change, Municipal Legal Liability Fact Sheets

December 9, 2020

Woods Hole Sea Grant recently assisted the Roger Williams Law School’s Marine Affairs Institute in the production of Massachusetts-specific fact sheets…

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Woods Hole Sea Grant Provides More Than $19,000 in COVID-19 Related Rapid Response Grants to Support Cape Cod Municipal Shellfish Efforts

December 2, 2020

Joint Effort with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Yields Strong Results Benefitting Both Recreational and Commercial Fisheries Across Region   Media…

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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,…

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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…

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