2017 Outstanding Achievement Award presented to Jim Hurley from the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
2017 AVA Digital Platinum Award for Undercurrents: The Hidden Knowledge of Groundwater podcast
2017 AVA Digital Honorable Mention Award for Sea Grant: Science Serving America's Coasts video
2016 Invader Crusader Award from the Wisconsin Council on Invasive Species presented to Tim Campbell
2015 Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, Outstanding Programming Award for the St. Louis River Estuary Stories and Science project.
2015 Council for Advancement and Support of Education Circle of Excellence Award for the 2012-14 Sea Grant Biennial Report
2015 APEX Grand Award for the Eat Wisconsin Fish communications campaign
2015 University of Wisconsin Regents Academic Staff Excellence Award presented to Gene Clark
2014 Research to Application Award from the national Sea Grant Association recognizing work to understand and mitigate damage from accelerated freshwater corrosion of structures within the port of Duluth-Superior
2014 Sea Grant Association President’s Award presented to Jim Hurley
2013 Excellence in Public Health Research Award from the Wisconsin Public Health Association presented to Fred Binkowski
2012 Sea Grant Association Distinguished Service Award presented to Former Director
Anders W. Andren
2012 Water Quality and Habitat Restoration Outreach Specialist Vicky Harris won the International Association for Great Lakes Research John R. (Jack) Vallentyne Award
2012 Water Quality and Habitat Restoration Specialist Outreach Specialist Vicky Harris won the Earth Caretaker Award from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
2012 National Indie Excellence Books Award for "People of the Sturgeon, Wisconsin's Love Affair With An Ancient Fish," for the audio book edition.
2012 APEX Award for John Karl and his video, "What Will Round Gobies do to Great Lakes Streams?"
2011 APEX Award for John Karl and his video, "Testing Well Water for Microorganisms."
2011 Dairyland Surf Classic Annual Award for rip current awareness work.
2010, "People of the Sturgeon, Wisconsin's Love Affair With an Ancient Fish" won 11 state, regional and national awards.
2010 Water Quality and Habitat Restoration Outreach Specialist Vicky Harris won the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Nature Conservancy.
Gold 2010 PubWest Book Design Award for "People of the Sturgeon, Wisconsin's Love Affair With An Ancient Fish."
2009 Distinguished Service Award, American Water Resources Association, Wisconsin Chapter.
2009 ECO Award of Excellence in Environmental Writing.
2009 Mid-Career Award to Outreach Specialist Vicky Harris from the Great Lakes Sea
Grant Network Program.
2006 Assembly of Sea Grant Extension Program Leaders Chairman's Award.
“2005 The Best Web-Based Outreach Effort 2005” “Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Shipwrecks” has been voted by the Sea Grant network as one of our top sites.
“2004 Pick of the Week Award” for the Zebra Mussel Watch Web site presented by the Natural Resources Defense Council, a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment.
“2004 Safe For Kids Award” for the "Frogs" website presented by: Kids.Net.Au. Purpose of Award: Selected to be part of a search engine for kids, children, educators and teachers searching sites designed for kids that are child safe and clean.
“2004 Multitype Library of the Year Award” presented by Wisconsin South Central Library System for Wisconsin's Water Library website.
“2004 Superior Program Award” for the Shipwrecks project Diving into History presented by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network.
"2000 Silver Award" from the national University and College Designers Association: Wisconsin Sea Grant Underwater Exploration website
"Yahoo!'s Yahooligans" HyperSite of the Week" for January 8, 2000: Wisconsin Sea Grant Madison JASON 10 website
"1999 Award of Excellence" from the national University and College Designers Association: Wisconsin Sea Grant Frogs website
"1998 Award of Excellence" from the national University and College Designers Association: Wisconsin Sea Grant Madison JASON 9 Web site
"1998 Gold Medal" from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education: Wisconsin Sea Grant Madison JASON 9 website
"1997 Gold Award" from the national University and College Designers Association: Wisconsin Sea Grant Madison JASON 8 website
"1997 Gold Medal" from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education: Madison JASON '97 website
The Great Lakes Information Network named the entire UW Sea Grant Web site as the "GLIN Site of the Month" for August 1997 and in September 2000 featured the redesigned site
"1996 Gold Medal" from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education: Madison JASON '96 Web site
Madison JASON '97 was awarded a "1997 Addy Award" by the Madison Advertising Federation in the Interactive Online category
Wisconsin Sea Grant Madison JASON 9 website is featured on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration "NOAA International Year of the Ocean - Kids' and Teachers' Corner"
Wisconsin Sea Grant Madison JASON 9 website was featured on the "JASON Project" home page (December 15, 1997), one of only three selected by JASON Project organizers as a featured site
In September 1996, Discovery Communications, Inc., parent company of the Discovery Channel cable television network, selected the Critter Quiz of the Wisconsin Sea Grant Madison JASON '96 website for inclusion on the CD-ROM, "Animal Planet"
On March 4, 1996, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, selected Madison JASON '96 as one of the "Top Five Sites of the Day", an honor that ranks this site with such corporate sites as Pepsi, Microsoft and the Walt Disney Company
The UW Sea Grant homepage and national Sea Grant Network pages both were named "Magellen 4-Star Sites"--the highest rating an Internet site can achieve in Magellen, The McKinley Group's comprehensive online directory of more than 1.5 million reviewed and rated websites