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Archive for December, 2009

Whale Watch Week is coming up

Posted by: | December 21, 2009 Comments Off on Whale Watch Week is coming up |

Volunteers take their positions at state parks up and down the Oregon Coast next Saturday to help visitors look for migrating gray whales during the annual Winter Whale Watch Week, Dec. 26-Jan. 1. The program, launched by Oregon Sea Grant’s Don Giles in 1978 and now coordinated by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation’s Depoe […]

under: events, HMSC Visitor Center, marine mammals, publications, whales

OSG, ODFW offer two new fellowships

Posted by: | December 18, 2009 Comments Off on OSG, ODFW offer two new fellowships |

Postgraduate students in fisheries and related fields are eligible to apply for two new natural resources fellowships that will give them a year of on-the-ground work in resource conservation and management. The fellowships, part of the Sea Grant Scholars program are a collaborative effort between Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Department of Fisheries and […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Oregon coast climate change videos online

Posted by: | December 16, 2009 Comments Off on Oregon coast climate change videos online |

Five new, short videos about climate change at the Oregon coast produced by Oregon Sea Grant respond to the concerns of coastal residents. Those concerns, expressed through a 2008 survey of 300 coastal Oregonians, frame the topics of the videos:  How do scientists predict climate change? Shoreline Effects of Climate Change, Broader Coastal Ocean Effects, […]

under: climate, marine education, NOAA, Oregon Sea Grant, science education, videos

New publication reveals perceptions and opinions of climate change

Posted by: | December 9, 2009 Comments Off on New publication reveals perceptions and opinions of climate change |

A new publication from Oregon Sea Grant, An Analysis of a Survey of Oregon Coast Decision Makers Regarding Climate Change, reveals that • most people are concerned about climate change and how it may affect the Oregon coast • the most frequently cited risks associated with effects of climate change on the Oregon coast involved […]

under: climate, coastal hazards, NOAA, Oregon Sea Grant, publications, research, social science, surveys, tsunami

OPB Highlights Sea Grant in Climate Story

Posted by: | December 9, 2009 Comments Off on OPB Highlights Sea Grant in Climate Story |

Oregon Public Broadcasting recently completed a three-part series, The Denmark Project, to coincide with the Copenhagen (Denmark) Climate summit but cleverly framed around the coastal region nearby tiny Denmark, Oregon. Interviewed in the series were Sea Grant principal investigator, Peter Ruggiero (OSU Geosciences), Extension faculty member, Frank Burris; and Sea Grant assistant director, Joe Cone. […]

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Oregon Sea Grant climate video receives gold award

Posted by: | December 9, 2009 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant climate video receives gold award |

The video, Building a Resilient Coast: Maine Confronts Climate Change, was produced in cooperation with Maine Sea Grant under a grant from the NOAA Climate Program Office. The gold prize is from the international Ava Awards (Audio/Visual Awards), which “recognize outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, direction, shooting, and editing of […]

under: climate, Oregon Sea Grant, videos

NOAA launches marine planning site

Posted by: | December 7, 2009 Comments Off on NOAA launches marine planning site |

A new Web site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) gives visitors tools to learn about marine spatial planning – the ocean equivalent of land-use planning. The site, at www.msp.noaa.gov, not only lays out basic concepts, but helps visitors  stay on top of current  news and information about marine spatial planning initiatives in […]

under: marine reserves, marine spatial planning, news, NOAA, regional projects, research, science education, wave energy

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