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Archive for August, 2011

A Tsunami on the Columbia

Posted by: | August 31, 2011 Comments Off |

What might happen if a nearshore tsunami caused by a local earthquake were to travel from the Oregon coast up the Columbia River? That was the focus of a recent research workshop funded by Oregon Sea Grant at Oregon State University (OSU), August 15-16. “We know tsunamis can penetrate along rivers for long distances,” said […]

under: earthquake, Oregon Sea Grant, tsunami

The following publication may be purchased from Oregon Sea Grant. Pathways to Resilience: Sustaining Salmon Ecosystems in a Changing World. “Resilience holds the key to our future. It is a deceptively simple idea, but its application has proven elusive.” —Jane Lubchenco, administrator of NOAA Fishery management programs designed to control Pacific salmon for optimum production […]

under: environment, fisheries, fishermen, publications, salmon, social science

Educators gather for ocean literacy symposium

Posted by: | August 29, 2011 Comments Off |

NEWPORT  – Oregon Sea Grant and the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center join the Lincoln County School District and the Oregon Coast Aquarium this Tuesday to host Lincoln County’s first K-12 Ocean Literacy Symposium. Sessions will take place at Newport High School, Sea Grant’s HMSC Visitor Center, and the nearby Aquarium. The program, part of […]

under: marine education, science education
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New on DVD! Cascade Head / Scenic Research Area

Posted by: | August 23, 2011 Comments Off |
Cascade Head

Grab your hiking boots and binoculars! This video will take you on a scenic and historical walk through the beautiful prairie headlands, forests, and grassy marshes of Cascade Head and the adjoining Salmon River estuary. Ever heard of Pixieland? Kami Ellingson, from the Siuslaw National Forest, will take us on a guided tour of the […]

under: environment, news, Oregon Sea Grant, outreach and engagement, research, salmon, videos

NOAA and community dedicate new Marine Operations Center

Posted by: | August 20, 2011 Comments Off |

NEWPORT – From federal dignitaries to small children – with lots of uniformed NOAA Corps officers, local fishermen and shop keepers, retirees, scientists, Oregon State University administrators and construction workers thrown in – Newport turned out under dazzling blue skies today to formally dedicate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new Marine Operations Center – […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Scientists accurately predict undersea eruption

Posted by: | August 15, 2011 Comments Off |

NEWPORT, Ore. – The undersea geology world is buzzing about the recent discovery that the Axial Seamount – an undersea volcano about 250 miles off the Oregon coast – has erupted. But what has everyone excited is that the eruption had been forecast by a team of scientists who’ve been monitoring the mount for years. […]

under: NOAA, research

Hatfield legacy lives in OSU leadership in marine sciences

Posted by: | August 9, 2011 Comments Off |

NEWPORT, Ore. – The passing Sunday of former U.S. Senator and Oregon Governor Mark Hatfield prompted an outpouring of remembrances of the political legend and his contributions to the state, including Newport, where Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center bears his name. Hatfield was supportive of the development of the center, which officially opened […]

under: free-choice learning, HMSC Visitor Center, marine education, marine science, news, people