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

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 taking steps toward addressing the issue. “Woods Hole Sea Grant…

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12 Weeks, Thousands of Kids: How NOAA Live! Connected Students to Science at Home

Story courtesy of the NOAA Office of Education In early March of 2020, communities around the country were preparing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools and businesses faced closures, and people everywhere were dealing with unprecedented uncertainties. So when Nicole Bartlett with NOAA’s Regional Collaboration network reached out to…

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Woods Hole Sea Grant Sponsored Knauss Fellows Placed

Two candidates sponsored by the Woods Hole Sea Grant program for the 2021 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program recently received their placements. Each year, approximately 70 finalists are selected nationally for the prestigious Fellowship to spend a year in Washington, D.C., working in Congress or the Executive…

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Is There a Market for Shucked Oysters?

It’s no secret that we’ve got a lot of oysters on Cape Cod. With restaurants closing due to the COVID pandemic, oyster growers have lost their primary customers and many are left holding the bag on this year’s oyster harvest. In Massachusetts, more than 90 percent of oysters are eaten…

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Eat an Oyster, Support a Local Farmer

Did you know oyster farming has economic, environmental, health, and social benefits for our communities? Check out our short video about oyster farming in Massachusetts.

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New Compostable Serviceware Guide Available

A new “Compostable Food Serviceware Buying Guide” aims to provide restaurants and other food service businesses alternatives to plastic take-out containers and serviceware, like cups, plates, bowls and utensils. Created in collaboration with the Wellfleet Recycling Committee and Woods Hole Sea Grant and released by CARE for the Cape &…

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Updated Handbook Helps Homeowner’s Prepare for Natural Hazards


Natural hazards are part of life near the coast. To help homeowners protect their family and their property from these hazards, Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension have produced the newly updated Massachusetts Homeowner's Handbook to Prepare for Coastal Hazards.

The handbook provides Massachusetts residents with vital information on how to prepare themselves and their families for hurricanes, nor’easters, and floods, and the measures that can be taken to protect their homes in advance of a storm.

Visit our website to learn more and view a pdf of the handbook.

Out and About With Woods Hole Sea Grant!


Coastal Processes Specialist Greg Berman looks like he's up to something! And in this case, he is - helping protect our fragile Cape Cod coastline and the residents of our region as we face increasing challenges from sea level rise and climate change.

Greg and his extension colleagues were pleased to begin to return to the field this summer after several months of  virtual meetings and consulations. For more on Greg's work, visit our Community Engagement page.

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