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Workshop for Educators:
Carbon Cycling in Coastal Wetlands

How do sharks respond to internal waves in the ocean? 

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

EXTENSION

Enjoying Oysters Safely in Massachusetts

EDUCATION

Coasts, Oceans, and Stewardship Program

Gets Kids Excited about Marine Science

 

RESEARCH
Understanding the Waquoit Bay Ecosystem

EXTENSION

Setting 'Sites' for Aquaculture

Nauset Marsh

RESEARCH
Technology Enables Better HAB Monitoring and Mapping

EDUCATION

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

Highlighting Our Blue Economy

August 3, 2019

MIT Sea Grant and Woods Hole Sea Grant hosted a Blue Economy briefing sponsored by Representative Dylan Fernandes at the Massachusetts State House on July 11, 2019. The informational session …

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First Coastal Acidification Monitoring Blitz in the Northeast

July 26, 2019

Join the first coastal acidification monitoring blitz in the Northeast – Aug 22 and 23, 2019 Shell Day aims to…

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Read the Latest ‘Coastal Impacts’ Newsletter

July 9, 2019

This time of year is an unusually busy, but productive time for our program. As our new COAST program classroom…

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Nantucket Coastal Conference Agenda Available

May 28, 2019

The preliminary agenda for the June 26, 2019 Nantucket Coastal Conference is now online. Join experts, regulators, consultants, researchers, and…

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Get Your Dune Protection Signs

May 7, 2019

Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension are providing the “These Dunes Aren’t Made For Walking” for…

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Register for the Nantucket Coastal Conference

April 27, 2019

Save the Date – June 26th, 2019. Join experts, regulators, consultants, researchers, and partners from across the region to discuss…

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