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Woods Hole Sea Grant became an institutional program in 1985 and is based at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. They support research, education, and extension projects that encourage environmental stewardship, long-term economic development, and responsible use of Massachusetts’ coastal and ocean resources.

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Woods Hole Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN MASSACHUSETTS RESULTED IN*

$3.5M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

39822

PEOPLE ENGAGED IN SEA GRANT-SUPPORTED INFORMAL EDUCATION

94

RESOURCE MANAGERS WHO USE ECOSYSTEM-BASED APPROACHES

6724

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics are direct results of Sea Grant work between February 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021 as reported by Sea Grant programs in Summer 2021. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

Woods Hole Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Cape Cod Stories and News

Sea Grant announces $1.2 million in support of 2022 American Lobster Research Program

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Sea Grant announces $1.2 million in support of 2022 American Lobster Research Program

Sea Grant announces $1.2 million in support of Sea Grant’s American Lobster Research Program to continue addressing emergent needs and priorities associated with this important fishery. Pursuant to congressional direction, this year’s funded projects shift focus on operational needs, specifically related to gear technology implementation, research and adoption.
 

NOAA Sea Grant announces $14 million in investments to strengthen U.S. aquaculture

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NOAA Sea Grant announces $14 million in investments to strengthen U.S. aquaculture

NOAA Sea Grant today announced approximately $14 million in federal funding across four strategic areas for improving U.S. aquaculture. The competitively selected projects will advance early stage propagation strategies for various aquaculture species, marine finfish juvenile production technologies, aquaculture collaboratives and establishment of an aquaculture information exchange.

Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the coexistence of offshore energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

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Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries fund six projects for the coexistence of offshore energy with Northeast fishing and coastal communities

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium—in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center—today announced six projects to advance social science and technology research on offshore renewable energy in the Northeast United States. This funding opportunity, which awarded over $1.1 million in federal funds, seeks to catalyze research for the coexistence of marine energy—including wind, current, tidal, and wave energies—with Northeast fishing and coastal communities.

Downriver and Out to Sea

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Downriver and Out to Sea

Stories of sea run fish, the people who care about them, and the Sea Grant researchers working to understand and restore these ecologically vital fish

Sea run fish – fish that migrate between fresh and saltwater – hold meaning to many New England communities as food, as income, as history and as a key part of a functioning ecosystem. But many unknowns about these fish remain. Across New England, Sea Grant researchers are working to understand how these populations are changing, what habitats are most important to them and how to restore once vibrant runs of sea run fish. 

 

Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of 2021 American Lobster Initiative efforts

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Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of 2021 American Lobster Initiative efforts

Sea Grant announces $2 million in support of the Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative to address scientific and stakeholder needs associated with this important fishery. This is Sea Grant’s third year of research and extension funding to address critical gaps in knowledge about how American lobster is being impacted by environmental change in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank and southern New England.
 

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