The Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) supports and promotes Western Washington University’s instructional and research programs in the marine sciences; provides access to facilities for visiting scientists from around the world; supports supervised, independent research for undergraduates nationwide via federally-funded programs; and promotes ocean literacy among the general public through targeted K-12 and public education initiatives.
In support of these efforts, SPMC has developed excellent facilities for field and laboratory instruction and research, as well as a long-term physical and chemical water quality database.
Shannon Point Marine Center - Directions
Western Washington University
1900 Shannon Point Road
Anacortes, WA 98221
(360) 293-2188 | (360) 650-7400
Western is a military friendly university offering special tuition rates for active duty personnel, veteran tuition waivers, credit for military training, and priority registration. Learn more about these services provided through Western’s Veteran Affairs office.