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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 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN MASSACHUSETTS RESULTED IN*

$142M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

900

JOBS

300

BUSINESSES

1700

ACRES OF COASTAL HABITAT PROTECTED OR RESTORED

 
 
 

*Metrics reported in July 2017 for work conducted February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. Jobs = jobs created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts. Businesses = the number of businesses created or sustained as a result of Sea Grant efforts.

Woods Hole Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Cape Cod Stories and News

Woods Hole Sea Grant research documents first nitrogen removal by oysters in local waters

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Woods Hole Sea Grant research documents first nitrogen removal by oysters in local waters

"We did this project specifically as a service to local municipalities to get them accurate data to utilize, if they're going to go with the approach of seeding and growing shellfish as part of their water quality management plans."

Cultivating Consumer Confidence

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Cultivating Consumer Confidence

Woods Hole Sea Grant and State, Local Partners Produce Series of Educational Brochures on Shellfish Harvesting, Safety, Preparation and Nutritional Value

To help protect and increase the cultural and financial benefits of shellfish aquaculture, Woods Hole Sea Grant partnered with state and local agencies to produce a series of educational brochures about health and safety aspects of handling and consuming shellfish harvested in state waters.

Coastal Climate Adaptation Initiative

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Coastal Climate Adaptation Initiative

Woods Hole Sea Grant

Woods Hole Sea Grant funded a climate adaptation project designed to provide regional and local predictions of future coastal storm activity and sea-level rise to user groups within the region and to promote wise utilization and conservation of resources. 

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2015: Sea Grant Highlights

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Hurricane Preparedness Week 2015: Sea Grant Highlights

Sea Grant works to prepare coastal communities and increase their resilience to hurricanes and coastal storms.

As Hurricane Season begins, Sea Grant continues to prepare coastal communities for hurricanes and coastal storms. Learning from past events, Sea Grant aims to strengthen the resilience of infrastructure and empower coastal residents. 

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