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.


Wisconsin Sea Grant Honors Philip Keillor With New Named Fellowship
Beginning in 2016, the one-year fellowship will provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy. Read more...

Thankful for Wisconsin Water? In 2015, Some Care and Attention Paid Off
As Thanksgiving 2015 approaches, take a moment to be thankful for Wisconsin's water resources.  Read more...

River Talk Sponsors Tell Their Stories
The next monthly River Talk is scheduled for Wed. Nov. 18, 7 p.m. at Barker’s Waterfront Grille (Barker’s Island Inn, 300 Marina Dr., Superior, Wis.) Erika Washburn, director of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve; Jen Hauxwell, assistant director for research and student engagement for Wisconsin Sea Grant; and Jesse Schomberg, interim co-director of Minnesota Sea Grant will present, “The Story Behind the River Talk Sponsors: What the Heck is a National Estuarine Research Reserve and a Sea Grant?” Read more...

Wisconsin Researchers Study “Rogue Waves” Like Ones Thought to Have Sunk the Fitzgerald
Wisconsin Sea Grant researchers have found that the sandstone bluffs in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore increase in the probability for rogue waves by reflecting and focusing wave energy. They also found that if one rogue wave was observed, others aren't far behind. Read more...

River Talk Series Begins With Climate Change

Our informal “River Talks” for 2015-16 begin in October and will be held monthly through February at the Barker’s Waterfront Grille at Barker’s Island Inn in Superior, Wis., then will move across the estuary to the Vikre Distillery in Duluth, Minn. The series will end for the year in May.

The first River Talk, “Bringing Climate Change Home: Implications for the Twin Ports,” is scheduled for Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at Barker’s Waterfront Grille (Barker’s Island Inn, 300 Marina Dr., Superior, Wis.) Hilarie Sorensen with Minnesota Sea Grant will discuss the effects of climate change on the St. Louis River.


St. Louis River Watershed Workshop Project Awarded Funding

Our David Hart and three co-investigators successfully submitted a proposal to NOAA to conduct a pilot workshop about ecosystem services in the St. Louis River watershed and western Lake Superior region, spanning the border of northwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota.


Wisconsin Lends Expertise to Certify a Clean Marina in a Neighboring State
For the first time ever, Wisconsin has lent its expertise to certifying a marina as clean in a neighboring state. Iowa does not have its own Clean Marina Program and turned to the Badger State for some assistance. Now, there's a Dubuque clean marina.  Read more...

New National Marine Sanctuary Much Closer to a Berth in Wisconsin
President Obama announced in early October that a new National Marine Sanctuary, the first 15 years, is moving forward in Wisconsin. The announcement is based, in large measure, on the shipwreck work Sea Grant and the Wisconsin Historical Society have long collaborated on.  Read more...

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Media Contacts

Assistant Director for Communications
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

Fox 11 TV in Green Bay talks with our Titus Seilheimer about a federal national marine sanctuary proposed for Lake Michigan. 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel outlines a lifesaving wave-warning system on Lake Superior, designed and installed by Sea Grant, and partners

Herald Times Reporter looks at Great Lakes water levels and quotes Sea Grant's coastal engineer

Wisconsin Public Television produced a take on the Wisconsin cultural phenomena of supper clubs and talks with one of Sea Grant's experts on the Friday night fish fry

Video and Audio

Beauty Contained: New Video Offers Advice on Preventing Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species through Water Gardens
The 12-minute video, produced by Wisconsin Sea Grant, contains important tips and resources for businesses that deal with water gardens.  Read more...

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, 2015
The newest quarterly publication, The Aquatic Sciences Chronicle, is now available online. Read about an interesting and somewhat surprising relationship between Lake Superior and the St. Louis River estuary, and more.  Read more...

Vol 2, 2015

The latest issue of the quarterly Chronicle details a Sea Grant study of a deadly fish disease that is hard on aquaculture operations.


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...

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Full Archive of Chronicle Issues
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