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New study examines potential marine renewable energy conflicts and mitigation strategies

Posted by: | August 15, 2013 Comments Off on New study examines potential marine renewable energy conflicts and mitigation strategies |

A recent study with participation from multiple Sea Grant programs takes a deep look at potential space-use conflicts in siting alternative energy along the US Outer Continental Shelf – and offers strategies for reducing those conflicts. In the search for renewable energy sources, the potential to harness the clean power of wind, wave, and tide […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Two new curricula available from Oregon Sea Grant

Posted by: | August 8, 2013 Comments Off on Two new curricula available from Oregon Sea Grant |

Oregon Sea Grant has recently published two new curricula. Both are available online. Tsunami STEM Curriculum–uses Ocean Science Systems as pathways to stimulate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning to guide students in decision making. Students immerse into STEM through understanding the causes and consequences of a natural disaster such as a tsunami or […]

under: beach safety, climate, coastal hazards, courses, classes and workshops, fishermen, free-choice learning, k-12 teachers, marine education, publications, science education, tsunami

Oregon Sea Grant wins APEX 2013 Award of Excellence

Posted by: | August 7, 2013 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant wins APEX 2013 Award of Excellence |

Oregon Sea Grant has been awarded the APEX 2013 Award of Excellence in the “One-of-a-Kind Education & Training Publications” category for its work on The Oregon Coast Quests Book, 2013-14. APEX 2013, the 25th Annual Awards for Publication Excellence, is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures, and […]

under: awards, ecology, environment, free-choice learning, invasive species, kids, marine education, marine science, Northwest history, ocean literacy, Oregon Sea Grant, outreach and engagement, people, publications, sustainability, water quality & conservation, watersheds

South coast native oysters may survive acidification threat

Posted by: | August 5, 2013 Comments Off on South coast native oysters may survive acidification threat |

COOS BAY – While some West coast oyster stocks are threatened by rising ocean acidity, native oysters on Oregon’s south coast seem to be doing well. Netarts Bay’s Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery — which produces much of the oyster seed used by commercial farms in the region —has experienced a decline in production that Oregon […]

under: aquaculture, ocean acidification, research, seafood, shellfish

Oregon Sea Grant seeks candidates for program director

Posted by: | August 1, 2013 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant seeks candidates for program director |

Oregon Sea Grant invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, director position. Reappointment is at the discretion of Oregon State University’s Associate Vice President for Research. The application deadline is Sept. 15, 2013. Oregon Sea Grant, founded in 1968 and based at OSU, supports research, education and public engagement to help people understand, manage, […]

under: higher education, jobs, Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University

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