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Archive for May, 2011

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Ocean acidification is a complex global problem because of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide, but there also are a number of local acidification “hotspots” plaguing coastal communities that don’t require international attention – and which can be addressed now. A regulatory framework already is in place to begin mitigating these local hotspots, according [...]

under: climate, journal articles, ocean acidification, Oregon State University, research

You know it’s almost summer on the Oregon coast …

Posted by: | May 27, 2011 Comments Off |

… when the Visitor Center at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport switches over to summer hours. From now until Labor Day, the Visitor Center will be open five days a week, from 10 am to 5 pm, with exhibits, activities and events designed to enlighten and entertain visitors of all ages with an [...]

under: HMSC Visitor Center, summer activities

Tsunami preparedness brochure available online

Posted by: | May 19, 2011 Comments Off |

“Three Things You Need to Know About Tsunamis,” a new, easy-to-use brochure designed for Oregon coast residents and visitors, is available online from Oregon Sea Grant. Written by Patrick Corcoran, Sea Grant Extension’s coastal hazards specialist, the handy,  printable brochure covers three essential facts about preparing for a tsunami: The difference between local and distant [...]

under: beach safety, brochures, coastal hazards, earthquake, publications, tsunami, videos

Sea Grant’s Rowe honored as “emerging scholar”

Posted by: | May 17, 2011 Comments Off |

Shawn Rowe, Oregon Sea Grant professor of Free-Choice Learning, has been honored by his professional peers at Oregon State University with the Phi Kappa Phi “Emerging Scholar” award for 2010-2011. The award is given annually by the OSU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the faculty honorary society, to an assistant professor who “has conducted outstanding [...]

under: awards, free-choice learning, Oregon Sea Grant, people, science education

NOAA manager to discuss Pacific research at HMSC

Posted by: | May 17, 2011 Comments Off |

NEWPORT  – “Fishing for the Future: NOAA Fisheries Groundfish Scientists at Sea” will be the subject of a special presentation at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center on Tuesday, May 24. The talk starts at 6:30 pm in the center’s Hennings Auditorium, and is free and open to the public. The talk is the second [...]

under: events, HMSC Visitor Center, lectures, NOAA, research

Oregon tsunami preparedness work hits NOAA spotlight

Posted by: | May 13, 2011 Comments Off |

This month’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Research Spotlight” features the tsunami preparedness research and public outreach efforts of Oregon Sea Grant, along with its sister programs in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The article notes that “hazard resilient coastal communities” is a major focus area for NOAA Sea Grant, which has university-based research and outreach [...]

under: coastal hazards, earthquake, NOAA, Oregon Sea Grant, tsunami

Oregon Sea Grant video wins Gold Award

Posted by: | May 13, 2011 Comments Off |

Oregon Sea Grant’s video Preparing for Coastal Climate Change: What Oregonians Are Asking has won a Gold Award in the Video/Educational category of the 2011 Hermes Creative Awards. According to Hermes, there were about 4,400 entries from throughout the U.S. and several other countries in this year’s competition, with about 19 percent receiving Gold Awards. [...]

under: awards, climate, Oregon Sea Grant, videos

Science Communications Fellowship

Posted by: | May 12, 2011 Comments Off |

Announcing the availability of the Oregon Sea Grant Science Communication Fellowship.  The Fellow will focus on science writing at Oregon Sea Grant Communications, working in a professional office dedicated to communicating science to non-specialists. For more information: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/funding/fellows.html

under: fellowships, internships, jobs, outreach and engagement, position announcements, public communication, publications, scholarships, science education, Sea Grant Scholars, summer activities

What’s fresh on the Oregon coast?

Posted by: | May 11, 2011 Comments Off |

Wondering what seafood will be in season when you visit the Oregon coast? Oregon Sea Grant’s Kaety Hildenbrand has compiled a handy, one-page guide to local seafood availability for 2011, based on  harvest estimates and commercial seasons set by fisheries regulators. Right now, for instance, you should be able to find fresh, locally caught Chinook [...]

under: brochures, crab, Extension, fisheries, fishermen, marine education, Oregon Sea Grant, salmon, seafood

The following publications are available from Oregon Sea Grant. Low Impact Development Fact Sheets. This series of short publications, developed by Oregon Sea Grant’s watershed education and outreach team, lays out guidelines for choosing, building, maintaining and testing a variety of “green” options for handling stormwater runoff from residential, commercial and public property. (For greater [...]

under: Earth Day, environment, Oregon Sea Grant, publications, water quality & conservation

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