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.


Sea Grant-funded research guides proposed South Shore Beach alternatives in Milwaukee

Research done by Wisconsin Sea Grant and the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has informed Milwaukee County officials' exploration of potentially moving South Shore Beach. Research has shown that relocating the beach just 150 meters south of its current spot would significantly improve water quality.


Tap Talks Series Taps Into Community Science Learning
A free monthly series of two-way science conversations where researchers on topics like butterflies, water, politics and Wisconsin's deer herd will welcome questions. The Tap Talks are slated for 4 p.m. on second Sundays, September 2018 through May 2019. Read more...

Milwaukee River Race Proceeds Swimmingly

In the first swim held in the Milwaukee River in potentially 100 years, 68 people entered the water for a mile-and-a-half race called the Cream City Classic. All but one finished, and nobody got sick.


New Coastal Management Fellow values two-way exchange between scientists and stakeholders
Sea Grant welcomes Dr. Yi Liu, the new J. Philip Keillor Coastal Management-Sea Grant Fellow. Among other duties, she will work on updates to the Coastal Processes Manual. Liu recently completed a doctorate in civil engineering at Virginia Tech. Read more...

Weston scholarships encourage promising undergraduate researchers
Wisconsin Sea Grant is pleased to announce the three newest recipients of the Carl J. Weston Memorial Scholarship: Loretha Jack, Briana Shea and Chelsea Volpano. The scholarship recognizes talented undergraduate researchers working on Sea Grant-supported projects. Read more...

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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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