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2022 Knauss Fellowship Opportunity Now Open!

Oyster Recipes Offer New Takes On A Local Standard!


Little Fish With a Big Impact

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: WHSG Supports Seven Efforts to Broaden Participation in Marine Sciences

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Marine Educational Resources Used During School Closures


Teacher Workshop: Carbon Cycling in Coastal Wetlands

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


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 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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Funding Opportunity: Highly Migratory Species Research

April 23, 2019

The National Sea Grant College Program announces a funding opportunity for highly migratory species research.   Highly Migratory Species Research…

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Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Offered

April 10, 2019

This spring Woods Hole Sea Grant, in collaboration with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, AmeriCorps, and Covanta, is conducting a…

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The Woods Hole Partnership Program is accepting applications for the 2021 summer undergrad internship research program. Application deadline is February 13. Review application materials and program information here:

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Don’t forget! The deadline to apply for the 2022 #KnaussFellowship is quickly approaching. It’s an amazing opportunity in ocean, coastal & Great Lakes policy in Washington, DC while impacting local efforts.

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Deadline? Feb. 19 at 5 p.m.

Fellowship Opportunities

Photo: The 2020 Knauss fellows pose at the end of their Placement Week (Fall 2019). NOW OPEN 2022 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship The fel...

Did you know American eels spend time in both fresh water and the ocean? Join #NOAALive4Kids on Wednesday, 1/27@4 pm ET to learn how NOAA removes or modifies dams to enable these journeys! We also find fun things along the way! Register @

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