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.


Be Current Smart: New Water Safety Tips for Swimmers

To encourage water safety, partners in Wisconsin and throughout the Great Lakes are hitting the beaches at the end of May with new emergency rescue equipment like ring buoys and life jackets as part of the campaign: Be Current Smart. In addition to the equipment, the campaign includes water safety tips tailored to Wisconsin and other states in the region.


Estuary Benefits Featured in May River Talk

The next monthly River Talk is scheduled for Wed., May 20, 7 p.m. at Amazing Grace Cafe (394 S. Lake Ave., Duluth, Minn.) Robert Sterner, director of the Large Lakes Observatory will present, “Researching the Invisible Ways Estuaries Benefit Us.”


Spotlighted Through New Grant: Fish From Wisconsin’s Sustainable Aquaculture Operations and the Great Lakes
Wisconsin Sea Grant secured a new Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant to strengthen ties among Wisconsin fish producers, fish sellers and consumers.  Read more...

UW Board of Regents Recognizes Sea Grant's Coastal Engineer
Our Gene Clark is getting some well-deserved attention for his work. Read more...

Funded Projects: What We Look For
As the review panels evaluate the research proposals generated by Wisconsin Sea Grant's 2016-18 Request for Proposals, assistant director for research and student engagement Jennifer Hauxwell outlines the process and priorities.    Read more...

Kate Ballard: From Sea Grant Scholar to NASA Statistician

Kate Ballard is a data scientist. Eight months ago, the former Weston Scholar and Sea Grant student landed a job as a statistician at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center in Virginia.


One Step Closer to Curbing Columnaris
A pair of Wisconsin Sea Grant researchers are unraveling the mysteries of one of commercial aquaculture's greatest bacterial threats--is a vaccine on the horizon? Read more...

New, Free Podcast Series Demystifies Wisconsin Aquifers and Watersheds

Water flows both above and below ground, traveling through watersheds on the land surface and infiltrating the soil to flow through underground aquifers. In fact, 25 percent of the world’s freshwater supply is contained in the lithosphere - the top 60 miles of earth beneath our feet. A new, free podcast series produced by the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute demystifies two fundamental concepts of the physical geography of water – aquifers and watersheds.


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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.

2012-14 Biennial Report 

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
Appleton Post Crescent highlights just-published lake sturgeon research 

WTMJ radio reports on a brand-new shipwrecks website

Kenosha News quotes Sea Grant on Lake Michigan's water level and a Halloween 2014 storm 

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 1, 2015
Get caught up on some Lake Superior research, the Eat Wisconsin Fish campaign and more.  Read more...

Vol 4, 2014
Read a perplexing mystery--solved--in the Port of Duluth-Superior. There's also news of Sea Grant's upcoming federal review, three talented students heading to our nation's capitol for fellowships and suggested book titles about Lake Superior.   Read more...

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...

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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...