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Archive for February, 2010

Volunteers to chronicle Pacific research cruise

Posted by: | February 24, 2010 Comments Off |

A pair of volunteers for Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center  cast off next week for a six-week research cruise to the equatorial Pacific – and plan to post their adventures on the Web for for the rest of the world to share. Salem retirees Michael Courtney and Annie Thorp will join a National [...]

under: HMSC Visitor Center, k-12 teachers, marine science, NOAA, research, Social media, technology

Sea Grant “all hands” meeting this week

Posted by: | February 16, 2010 Comments Off |

Oregon Sea Grant’s faculty, staff and funded researchers meet today and tomorrow in Corvallis to share plans and achievements, discuss new initiatives and work on integrating the program’s research, outreach and education elements into the “one Sea Grant” envisioned in the program’s new Strategic Plan. In addition, a team of communications, Extension and education specialists [...]

under: Oregon Sea Grant, Social media

A new Oregon  Sea Grant Summer Scholars program is accepting undergraduate applicants who’d like to get an inside look at marine science and resource management careers by spending the summer working on a marine science project for a state or local agency. Sea Grant plans to select five or more Summer Scholars, each of whom [...]

under: higher education, internships, Oregon Sea Grant, Sea Grant Scholars

The New Zealand mudsnail is an introduced aquatic species that has invaded estuaries, lakes, rivers, and streams in Washington, Oregon, California, and many other states in the western U.S. Its small size (<5 mm), cryptic coloration, and ability to survive out of water for weeks make it an ideal hitchhiker. New Zealand Mudsnails is a [...]

under: invasive species, news, Oregon Sea Grant, publications, social science, watersheds

A new way to keep up with events at the coast

Posted by: | February 5, 2010 Comments Off |

FaceBook users can now connect with  OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center through the center’s brand-new Facebook page. The popular center, located in Newport, draws visitors from all over Oregon – and beyond – to view and interact with its innovative exhibits, take classes and workshops and participate in events ranging from the annual Fossil [...]

under: HMSC Visitor Center, Oregon Sea Grant, technology

Sea Grant director to head new Marine Council

Posted by: | February 2, 2010 Comments Off |

Dr. Stephen Brandt, director of Oregon Sea Grant, will serve as the first chair of Oregon State University’s new Marine Council, intended to bring together OSU’s ocean and coastal programs to address key marine science issues. University Provost Sabah Randhawa formally announced the new council’s formation today. It will include representation from each of the [...]

under: higher education, marine science, Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University

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