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The University of Washington Puget Sound Institute provides analysis, research, and communication to advance the science of ecosystem protection. We receive major funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to support and enhance new strategies for improving the health of Puget Sound. Our team includes scientists and policy experts who work across numerous disciplines, ranging from chemistry and ecology to computer modeling. In addition to on-the-ground research, we prepare syntheses of emerging issues, conduct peer-reviews and hold study panels and workshops. Other products include digital resources such as the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound where we publish trusted and independent journalism about the science driving Salish Sea ecosystem recovery.

The Puget Sound Institute Provides expertise across three major areas:

Science for policy

Research

Communication