Woods Hole Sea Grant
The Woods Hole Sea Grant program, based at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), supports research, education, and extension projects that encourage environmental stewardship, long-term economic development, and responsible use of the nation’s coastal and ocean resources. At WHOI, Woods Hole Sea Grant is uniquely positioned to draw upon the Institution’s resources -including world-class research and engineering innovation, and access to privately and publicly funded programs from which to leverage support for Sea Grant’s priority issues. This adds value to the national Sea Grant network, just as Woods Hole Sea Grant adds value to WHOI, through its integration of science and outreach activities, the large number of Sea Grant supported-publications (nearly 800 publications since the program’s inception), and the wide range of marine extension services, outreach, and education programs provided locally and regionally. The program's research areas include estuarine and coastal processes, fisheries and aquaculture, environmental technology, marine biotechnology, and marine policy.
The National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) works to create and maintain healthy coastal environments and economies. The Sea Grant network includes 32 programs based at top universities in every coastal and Great Lakes state, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The programs of the Sea Grant network work together to help citizens understand, conserve and better utilize America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources. One of four national strategic priorities through 2013 is to improve the resilience of coastal communities to hazards, including the effects of climate change. NOAA Sea Grant plays local and national roles to inform policy and management, help communities prepare for climate impacts, and support economic resilience and opportunity. See the National Sea Grant College Program organization entry for more information.
Phone: (508) 289-2665
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant)
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)