Press Room

Wisconsin Sea Grant has been around for more than 42 years -- providing science for the sustainable use of the Great Lakes. There are a lot of great stories to tell, and here's the place to connect with staff who will help tell them, or explore them first-hand through recent media coverage, news releases or as part of video or audio narratives.


New Advisory Council Member Zeroes in on Urban Water Quality
Carrie Bristoll-Groll has made a career out of improving urban infrastructure and educating the public on how they can prevent flooding and improve their beaches and water quality. Read more...

New Advisory Council Member Hopes to Improve People’s Connections to the Great Lakes
Meet Sharon Cook, our newest advisory council member. Sharon is unusually connected to the Great Lakes. She lives two blocks from Lake Michigan in Milwaukee. She tutors a fourth-grade class once a week at a school with a Great Lakes focus. And she has literally immersed herself in Lake Michigan -- diving down fifty feet to the shipwreck that claimed the life of her great-great-grandmother and great-aunt. Read more...


River Talk Series Begins With Business Panel

 The first River Talk, “An Industrious River: How Business Relies on Fresh Water,” is scheduled for Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Red Mug (916 Hammond Ave, Superior, Wis.) Panelists are Emily Vikre, Vikre Distillery; Charlie Studuhar, Spirit Lake Marina; and Heather Holmes, North Shore Stand Up Paddleboarding.


Meet the 2015 Knauss Fellows, Part Three: Kristina Surfus
The third of UW Sea Grant's 2015 Knauss Marine Policy fellows is drawn to water in every way.  Read more...

Water Researchers Give Back Through Unique Program for Grandparents and Grandchildren

Each summer for the past six years, Bill Sonzogni and Jim Peterson have been teaching parts of a limnology (the study of lakes) class to grandparents and their grandchildren. The class is part of the popular Grandparents University, which is offered by the Wisconsin Alumni Association and in which Wisconsin Sea Grant participates. What these students might not realize is that, between Sonzogni and Peterson, they are on the receiving end of nearly 100 years of experience in water issues.


Tackling the Problem of Ghost Nets
Using money from the NOAA Marine Debris Program, UW Sea Grant partners to educate commercial and tribal fishermen about the dangers of unmoored gill nets in Lake Superior--and what do do when they become entangled in one. Read more...

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Media Contacts

Communications Manager
Moira Harrington
(608) 263-5371

Social Media Coordinator and Science Communicator
Aaron Conklin
(608) 262-6393

Science Communicator and Videographer
John Karl
(608) 263-8621

Science Communicator
Marie Zhuikov
(715) 392-3472


Wisconsin Sea Grant Annual Reports
Sea Grant annual reports offer a comprehensive look at the work in support of the Great Lakes.

2010-12 Biennial Report

40th Anniversary Report

2004-06 Biennial Report

Current Research and Outreach Projects
Check out the 22 Sea Grant research projects and roughly 40 outreach projects for 2014 to '16. Read more...

Great Lakes and Wisconsin Water Facts
Wisconsin is saturated with water and many facts are detailed here.

Experts List
Find the best person on our staff to answer your questions. Read more...

Wisconsin Sea Grant Quick Facts
Explore some Wisconsin Sea Grant facts and milestones

Wisconsin Sea Grant History
Founded on July 1, 1968, the Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program is one of 32 Sea Grant Programs in the U.S. Located in coastal areas, Sea Grant, much like its Land Grant counterparts, harnesses the academic strengths of  the nation's leading universities. Read more...

Recent Clips

Follow Some Recent News Stories About Wisconsin Sea Grant
New York Times quotes Sea Grant on Great Lakes water levels

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel talks with Sea Grant's fisheries specialist about a Lake Michigan fish

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on a report on the state of Green Bay

Dan Small Radio hosts Coastal Engineer Gene Clark (program #839 and at the 40-minute mark) to talk about low water levels on the Great Lakes

Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine highlights clean marinas.

Video and Audio

From fish growing in greenhouses, to stemming the growth of nuisance algae in Lake Michigan to the comeback of Lake Sturgeon in Wisconsin, find these videos and more. Be sure to click on the "subscribe" button to get notification when new videos become available. Read more...

Audio Podcasts
Learn more about water-related projects and policies through our numerous podcasts that you download right from our site or visit iTunes to load onto mobile devices. Read more...

Aquatic Sciences Chronicle

Vol 3, 2014
Read up on some Sea Grant research on the effectiveness of beach cleanup, along with droplets of news on coastal storms projects, lake sturgeon and staff changes. Read more...

Volume 2, 2014
Catch up on some Sea Grant-funded research into burbot spawning in Lake Michigan, along with news on our extension staff, the departure of AIS expert Phil Moy and a climate change study focused on tree rings. Read more...

Volume 1, 2014
Read the latest program newsletter for details on a comprehensive report about Green Bay, the economic impact of fishing in Sheboygan and news about a D.C.-bound fellow. Read more...

Volume 4, 2013
The 4th issue of 2013 of the Aquatic Sciences Chronicle. VHS testing, Chromium VI and Jenn Hauxwell of our Advisory Council, and more, are within its pages.

Volume 3, 2013
Read up on Sea Grant support for shipwreck exploration and the health of the Lake Superior fishery.

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Full Archive of Chronicle Issues
Access the full archive of issues of the Aquatic Sciences Chronicle. Click the "browse" tab in the upper left. Read more...