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.


Tristano named as Great Lakes Fisheries Fellow
Wisconsin Sea Grant announces the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth Tristano as the J. Philip Keillor Great Lakes Fisheries Fellow. This one-year position is offered in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Read more...

Sea Grant Announces 2019 Finalists for Knauss Fellowship Program
Haley Briel, a recent University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, is among the 2019 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. Read more...

Research in Real Life: Two Wisconsin Teachers to Cruise Lake Ontario

Two Wisconsin teachers will join a dozen others from around the Great Lakes on a week-long research cruise on Lake Ontario with scientists. The R/V Lake Guardian will depart from Buffalo, New York, on July 9, ending in Youngstown, New York, on July 15, with stops in ports along the way to learn about the ecology, history and economy of the lake.


Summer inspectors help boaters prevent the spread of invasive species in Wisconsin's waters

Summer is a perfect time for Wisconsin boaters to think about responsible boating practices. Simple actions help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Clean Boats, Clean Waters program educates boaters about those steps.


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Media Contacts

Assistant Director for Communications
Moira Harrington
(608) 263-5371

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

Science Communicator
Jennifer Smith
(608) 262-6393

Science Communicator
Marie Zhuikov
(715) 399-4084


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

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

Experts List
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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

Madison Magazine quotes staff member on aquaculture 

Ozaukee Press highlights Sea Grant value in the face of threats to eliminate the program. 

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, 2018
The first issue of the Aquatic Sciences Chronicle in 2018 has research updates and outreach news--a tool to prevent surface and groundwater contamination, the aquatic invasive species teaching tool the Attack Pack and angler diaries. Read more...

Vol. 4, 2017
The final issue of the Chronicle for 2017 offers resources on flooding from Wisconsin's Water Library and details a Sea Grant research project on promoting the aquaculture industry based on walleye. Plus, more.  Read more...

Vol 3, 2017
Sea Grant-funded researchers are finding ways to better protect Lake Michigan property that is eroding due to high water levels. The latest issue of the quarterly Aquatic Sciences Chronicle has the full story, and so much more.  Read more...

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Full Archive of Chronicle Issues
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