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Archive for April, 2012

OSU unveils new maps of Oregon ocean

Posted by: | April 24, 2012 Comments Off |

CORVALLIS – After more than two years of intense field work and digital cartography, researchers have unveiled new maps of the seafloor off Oregon that cover more than half of the state’s territorial waters – a collaborative project that will provide new data for scientists, marine spatial planners, and the fishing industry. The most immediate […]

under: earthquake, marine reserves, marine science, marine spatial planning, oceanography, research, tsunami

NOAA, FEMA urge “Be a Force of Nature”

Posted by: | April 20, 2012 Comments Off |

“Be a Force of Nature” is the theme of the first-ever National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, starting this Sunday (Earth Day) and continuing through April 28. The campaign is a joint effort by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Daily themes will  target public awareness about severe […]

under: climate, coastal hazards, environment, news, NOAA, Oregon Sea Grant, storms

Netcasts – Pat Corcoran, Coastal Hazards Specialist

Posted by: | April 16, 2012 Comments Off |

In this episode of Netcasts, we travel to Astoria to visit Pat Corcoran, coastal hazards specialist for Oregon Sea Grant Extension.   Corcoran works with coastal community members and researchers around the world to prepare coastal residents for natural hazards, such as erosion and tsunamis.  Corcoran talks about his experiences bringing the findings of research […]

under: beach safety, coastal hazards, earthquake, Extension, marine safety, Oregon Sea Grant, people, tsunami, videos

Sea Grant’s Pat Corcoran on PBS News Hour tonight

Posted by: | April 12, 2012 Comments Off |

Patrick Corcoran, Oregon Sea Grant’s coastal hazards specialist and an expert on coastal earthquake and tsunami preparedness in the Pacific Northwest, appears on tonight’s edition of the PBS Newshour as part of a piece titled “Risky Business in the Pacific Northwest.” The report, by Newshour’s Tom Bearden reports on efforts to better understand liquefaction, a […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Researchers at Oregon State University have definitively linked an increase in ocean acidification to the collapse of oyster seed production at a commercial oyster hatchery in Oregon, where larval growth had declined to a level considered by the owners to be “non-economically viable.” A study published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography found that elevated […]

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Free choice learning on tap in Newport

Posted by: | April 11, 2012 Comments Off |

NEWPORT –  Dr. Shawn Rowe, Oregon Sea Grant’s marine education learning specialist, is the scientist on tap at Rogue Ales’ Brewer’s on the Bay this Friday evening, talking about how people learn science outside the conventional classroom. The event, part of the Science on Tap series sponsored by the brewpub and OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science […]

under: events, free-choice learning, HMSC Visitor Center, lectures, marine science, Oregon Sea Grant, people, science education

Task force calls for forage fish harvest cuts

Posted by: | April 3, 2012 Comments Off |

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A task force that conducted one of the most comprehensive analyses of global “forage fish” populations is strongly recommending that world governments tighten catch limits on sardines, anchovies and other crucial prey species. The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force calls for restricting harvest of such forage fish so that they can continue […]

under: fisheries, research, seafood, sustainability

Coastal workshops to address tsunami debris questions

Posted by: | April 2, 2012 Comments Off |

Local organizations on the Oregon coast are partnering with NOAA, Oregon Sea Grant Extension, state and local agencies and conservation groups on a series of community meetings to share current information and science about the marine debris left by the 2011 Japanese tsunami. The meetings will take place between April 11 and 20 in coastal […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Timely breakthrough at HMSC

Posted by: | April 1, 2012 Comments Off |

Groundbreaking work by our Free-Choice Learning Lab at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Be sure to view to the end!

under: free-choice learning, marine animals, Oregon Sea Grant, technology, videos