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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.

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

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.

Updates and Events

Woods Hole Sea Grant Sponsored Knauss Fellows Placed

August 10, 2020

Two candidates sponsored by the Woods Hole Sea Grant program for the 2021 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy…

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Eat an Oyster, Support a Local Farmer

August 3, 2020

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

July 23, 2020

A new “Compostable Food Serviceware Buying Guide” aims to provide restaurants and other food service businesses alternatives to plastic take-out…

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New Handbook Helps Homeowner’s Prepare for Natural Hazards

July 16, 2020

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.

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World Fish Migration Day Lecture Series

January 16, 2020

The World Migratory Fish Day Lecture Series is sponsored by the Town of Plymouth Department of Marine and Environmental Affairs…

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2020 American Lobster Research Program Funding Opportunity Now Open

January 14, 2020

This program will support research to address critical gaps in knowledge about how the American Lobster and its fishery is…

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