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Oregon Sea Grant delivers federal dollars for ocean research, outreach efforts

Posted by: | January 29, 2010 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant delivers federal dollars for ocean research, outreach efforts |

An ambitious plan to research, understand and inform the public about marine issues ranging from climate change to invasive species will receive nearly $14 million in federal and state dollars via Oregon Sea Grant over the next four years. “We’re proud to be able to continue supporting an integrated program of coastal science serving Oregon,” […]

under: grants, NOAA, Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University, research

Maximum height of extreme waves up dramatically

Posted by: | January 27, 2010 Comments Off on Maximum height of extreme waves up dramatically |

An OSU news release highlights  the research of OSU and Sea Grant researcher, Peter Ruggiero, whose work puts climate-change-related sea-level rise into a broader perspective: “A major increase in maximum ocean wave heights off the Pacific Northwest in recent decades has forced scientists to re-evaluate how high a ‘100-year event’ might be, and the new […]

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Video: Great White Shark Necropsy

Posted by: | January 22, 2010 Comments Off on Video: Great White Shark Necropsy |

A new video is available documenting part of the public dissection of a 12-foot great white shark that was featured in an earlier blog post.  The shark died after becoming entangled in the ropes of a crab pot, but the shark’s death may mean educational benefits to scientists. William Hanshumaker, a marine science educator at […]

under: events, free-choice learning, HMSC Visitor Center, marine education, news, Oregon Sea Grant, people, public review, research, videos

NOAA’s Spinrad named research director at OSU

Posted by: | January 11, 2010 Comments Off on NOAA’s Spinrad named research director at OSU |

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A leading federal science director and accomplished oceanographer, who has overseen research efforts at two major federal agencies, is the new vice president for research at Oregon State University, OSU officials have announced. Richard W. (Rick) Spinrad, assistant administrator for research for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will leave his Washington, […]

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How-to guide can help gardeners restore natural water cycle

Posted by: | January 8, 2010 Comments Off on How-to guide can help gardeners restore natural water cycle |

A new guide on building sunken-bed rain gardens to collect and filter runoff water can help Northwest homeowners learn how to redesign home landscapes to help protect rivers and streams. Rain gardens can help restore the natural water cycle, according to Rob Emanuel and Derek Godwin of Oregon Sea Grant Extension at Oregon State University. […]

under: news, publications, water quality & conservation

Sea Grant seeks new Extension program leader

Posted by: | January 4, 2010 Comments Off on Sea Grant seeks new Extension program leader |

Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for the position of Extension Program Leader, an administrative faculty appointment to lead an innovative program and team of Sea Grant Extension faculty and staff located on the Oregon State University campus, in offices along the Oregon coast, at the state capital, and the metro/Columbia River area. This position supervises […]

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