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Archive for November, 2009

Scholar urges change in renewable energy approach

Posted by: | November 23, 2009 Comments Off on Scholar urges change in renewable energy approach |

Policymakers would do well to change their approach to “selling” renewable energy by focusing on more than  just the potential environmental good. So writes Maria Stefanovich, Oregon Sea Grant Malouf Scholar, in an editorial in a recent issue  of Sea Technology Magazine. Stefanovich cites an Oregon  energy policy survey by researchers at OSU that found […]

under: economics, Sea Grant Scholars, social science, surveys, wave energy

Squid Search: Understanding the spread of a marine predator

Posted by: | November 23, 2009 Comments Off on Squid Search: Understanding the spread of a marine predator |

Humboldt squid (aka “jumbo squid”) are large predators that have been turning up in growing numbers in fishermen’s nets off the Oregon coast over the past decade. Now an Oregon State University researcher, with support from Oregon Sea Grant, is working with fishermen and  other partners to develop a database describing the squids’ advance. Researcher […]

under: climate, fisheries, oceanography, research

Sea Grant partnership wins Presidential award

Posted by: | November 12, 2009 Comments Off on Sea Grant partnership wins Presidential award |

The Ocean Conservation and Education Alliance Northwest (OCEAN), a partnership of Oregon Sea Grant and several other coastal groups, will receive a 2009 Coastal America Partnership Award for outstanding efforts to restore and protect the coastal environment. The Presidential award represents the highest level national recognition for  outstanding  multi-agency, multi-stakeholder collaborations that pool resources from […]

under: HMSC Visitor Center, marine education, news, Oregon Sea Grant

“Medicines from the Sea” lecture at HMSC

Posted by: | November 9, 2009 Comments Off on “Medicines from the Sea” lecture at HMSC |

NEWPORT – Dr. George Robert Pettit, a noted biochemist, will talk about “Medicines from the Sea – From marine organism constituents to human cancer clinical trials” this Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the HMSC Hennings […]

under: HMSC Visitor Center, lectures

National Sea Grant office seeks science officer

Posted by: | November 9, 2009 Comments Off on National Sea Grant office seeks science officer |

NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program is advertising for a Social Scientist/Program Officer to work in the Silver Spring, MD, headquarters office. The position will serve as both a Program Officer and the National Sea Grant Social Science Specialist. The application deadline is Nov. 30. The National Sea Grant College Program is NOAA’s primary university-based […]

under: NOAA, position announcements

OSU wave energy project on Oregon Field Guide

Posted by: | November 2, 2009 Comments Off on OSU wave energy project on Oregon Field Guide |

Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Field Guide updates Oregon State University’s research into using the energy of ocean waves to generate electricity. The research, led by OSU electrical engineer Annette von Jouanne, got early support with a small “starter grant” from Oregon Sea Grant. Since then, Sea Grant Extension agents on the coast have been helping […]

under: research, technology, wave energy

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