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OSU to take lead in designing new NSF research ships

Posted by: | January 31, 2013 Comments Off on OSU to take lead in designing new NSF research ships |

Oregon State University has been chosen to lead a project to design and build as many as three new coastal research vessels, the first multi-ship expansion of the National Science Foundation’s academic research fleet since the 1970s, and one intended to boost the marine science research capabilities of the United States. The new vessels, which […]

under: engineering, marine science, news, oceanography, Oregon State University, research, technology

Register now for marine education programs at the HMSC

Posted by: | January 24, 2013 Comments Off on Register now for marine education programs at the HMSC |

Registration is filling fast for spring Homeschool Days in March – so fast that Oregon Sea Grant’s marine educators have added a second full day of hands-on ocean and coastal learning forpre-k through 12th grade-level homeschooled youth. With theme of “An Ocean of Engineering,” the day-long program offers homeschooled youngsters from pre-k to 12th grade […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Register now for Working Waterfronts symposium

Posted by: | January 22, 2013 Comments Off on Register now for Working Waterfronts symposium |

TACOMA, Wash. –  Oregon and Washington Sea Grant are co-hosting the 2013 National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium March 25-28 in Tacoma. This is the third national symposium on issues faced by working waterfronts throughout the United States, where increased coastal population is generating increasing conflicts over access to and uses of waterfronts. The symposium […]

under: conferences, economics, engineering, environment, fisheries, jobs, marine policy, marine spatial planning, Oregon Sea Grant, regional projects, symposium, waterfronts

Aquarium fish develop antibiotic resistance

Posted by: | January 17, 2013 Comments Off on Aquarium fish develop antibiotic resistance |

NEWPORT, Ore. – The $15 billion ornamental fish industry faces a global problem with antibiotic resistance, a new study concludes, raising concern that treatments for fish diseases may not work when needed – and creating yet another mechanism for exposing humans to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The risk to humans is probably minor unless they frequently work […]

under: aquaculture, Extension, Oregon Sea Grant, ornamental fish

Oregon Sea Grant publishes booklet on drinking-water systems in coastal Oregon

Posted by: | January 16, 2013 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant publishes booklet on drinking-water systems in coastal Oregon |

The following publication is available as a free download from Oregon Sea Grant. The print version may be purchased from Oregon Sea Grant’s e-commerce store. Planning for Resilience in Oregon’s Coastal Drinking Water Systems On Oregon’s rugged coast, large-scale infrastructure for public utilities is virtually nonexistent, meaning that drinking water must be obtained through small […]

under: climate, coastal hazards, earthquake, environment, Oregon Sea Grant, publications, regional projects, storms, tsunami, water quality & conservation

Newport chosen for wave-to-grid energy test site

Posted by: | January 15, 2013 Comments Off on Newport chosen for wave-to-grid energy test site |

NEWPORT – A new, grid-connected facility to test whether energy from the ocean waves can provide power to the electrical supply grid will be located off the shore of Newport, the Northwest Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) announced Monday. The OSU-based center, funded by the US Department of Energy, had been evaluating bids from Newport […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Japanese journalists cover Oregon tsunami preparations, responses

Posted by: | January 14, 2013 Comments Off on Japanese journalists cover Oregon tsunami preparations, responses |

Two journalists from  one of Japan’s leading newspapers visited Oregon’s central coast recently to report on the gradual arrival of debris from the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Aomori prefecture, and how that tragedy has spurred Oregon’s coastal towns to prepare for similar disasters on US shores. Tomoji Watanabe and Yu Miyaji […]

under: coastal hazards, invasive species, marine debris, tsunami

Oregon Sea Grant announces Call for Preliminary Proposals

Posted by: | January 11, 2013 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant announces Call for Preliminary Proposals |

The Oregon Sea Grant Program invites preliminary proposals for research on important marine and coastal issues from researchers who are affiliated with any institution of higher education. Proposals will be entered into a highly competitive review and selection process. Proposed work may begin on either February 1, 2014, or February 1, 2015. Preliminary proposals due: […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Kaety Hildenbrand on working with ocean stakeholders

Posted by: | January 4, 2013 Comments Off on Kaety Hildenbrand on working with ocean stakeholders |

Kaety Hildenbrand, our Sea Grant Extension marine fisheries specialist on the central Oregon coast, has a great guest article on the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center. Among other things, she observes: “… I can name fishermen in each port that I have worked with on wave energy issues. But, that isn’t what’s important, not […]

under: Extension, fisheries, fishermen, Oregon Sea Grant, wave energy

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