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Important Announcement About 2020 Shrink Wrap Recycling Program

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

Teacher Workshop: Carbon Cycling in Coastal Wetlands

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


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Coasts, Oceans, and Stewardship Program

Gets Kids Excited about Marine Science



Setting 'Sites' for Aquaculture

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

Sea Grant Funds New Technology to Monitor for Harmful Algal Blooms

October 17, 2018

A new system using next-generation robotic sensors to monitor coastal waters for disease-causing microalgae has been funded by the NOAA Sea Grant Program as part of a national strategic investment in aquaculture.

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June “Coastal Impacts” Newsletter Released

July 25, 2018

You can read about hurricane research, our teacher workshop, tracking winter storm damage, and all the latest news from Woods…

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Woods Hole Sea Grant Sponsors Finalists for Prestigious Knauss Fellowship

July 11, 2018

  [Woods Hole, Mass., July 11, 2018] — Three candidates sponsored by the Woods Hole Sea Grant program are among…

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Boat Shrink Wrap Recycling Program Underway

May 23, 2018

May 2018 — To reduce the amount of plastic waste entering our environment, the Woods Hole Sea Grant program is…

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Teacher Workshop: May 4, 2018

May 22, 2018

“Coral Reefs, Symbionts, and Climate Change” Dr. Amy Apprill: Coral, Symbionts, and Ecosystem Health Dr. Konrad Hughen: Coral Records of…

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2018-2020 Program Guide Available

May 22, 2018

  The new Woods Hole Sea Grant Program Guide is now online. » Read the 2018-2020 Program Guide.

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