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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*

$2.5M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

19319

PEOPLE ENGAGED IN SEA GRANT-SUPPORTED INFORMAL EDUCATION

221

RESOURCE MANAGERS WHO USE ECOSYSTEM-BASED APPROACHES

12501

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics are direct results of Sea Grant work between February 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020 as reported by Sea Grant programs in Summer 2020. 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 Recognizes Best in Program

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Sea Grant Recognizes Best in Program

Sea Grant recently rolled out the (virtual) red carpet to recognize some of its own for their exemplary efforts at putting science to work for America’s coastal communities.

As 2020 draws to a close, Sea Grant is reflecting on its best moments of what has been an especially challenging year. Several Sea Grant projects and people were recently recognized by the Sea Grant Association (SGA) for their exceptional work. 

 

Celebrating American Lobster Initiative successes on National Lobster Day

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Celebrating American Lobster Initiative successes on National Lobster Day

The Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative, created in 2019, works to understand ecosystem changes affecting American lobster and share findings with regional stakeholders who can use the information to influence lobster management. This National Lobster Day (September 25) take a look at the extension and research strides made by Sea Grant’s American Lobster Initiative in its first year.

12 weeks, thousands of kids: How NOAA Live! connected students to science at home

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12 weeks, thousands of kids: How NOAA Live! connected students to science at home

When Nicole Bartlett with NOAA’s Regional Collaboration network reached out to Grace Simpkins, an educator with Woods Hole Sea Grant, to ask about offering a webinar for students during the stay-at-home orders, Grace initially wanted to keep things simple. “Maybe [we can offer] one webinar,” she thought. “Okay, maybe three...” Twelve weeks and 35 webinars later, the NOAA Live! 4 Kids series had reached 4,900 live participants, providing opportunities for kids across the country and around the world to interact with scientists and learn about careers at NOAA.

Woods Hole Sea Grant Facilitates Development of Aquaculture Siting Tool in Massachusetts

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Woods Hole Sea Grant Facilitates Development of Aquaculture Siting Tool in Massachusetts

A new online aquaculture siting tool called MA-ShellfAST simplifies the process of selecting and establishing a shellfish farm for Massachusetts-based farmers using funding from the NOAA Sea Grant 2016 Aquaculture Extension and Technology Transfer program.

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