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New publication discusses effective stakeholder engagement in marine planning

Posted by: | September 30, 2013 Comments Off on New publication discusses effective stakeholder engagement in marine planning |

A new publication from Oregon Sea Grant, Knowledge, Capacity, and Needs for Effective Stakeholder Engagement in Marine Planning, examines the key findings from a study of marine spatial planning efforts on the west coast. In response to the many existing and emerging demands on coastal and ocean resources, President Obama established by Executive Order the National […]

under: environment, marine policy, marine reserves, marine spatial planning, NOAA, Oregon Sea Grant, publications, regional projects, research, surveys

New fact sheet describes different types of wave-energy devices

Posted by: | September 27, 2013 Comments Off on New fact sheet describes different types of wave-energy devices |

Today about 87 percent of the world’s energy consumption relies on nonrenewable energy sources such as oil, natural gas, and coal. The burning of these fossil fuels releases pollutants into the atmosphere and can result in environmental damage. An abundant and promising source of renewable energy exists in the forms of wave, tidal, marine current, […]

under: engineering, environment, publications, research, science education, sustainability, technology, wave energy
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Register-Guard: Changing ocean chemistry threatens marine life

Posted by: | September 23, 2013 Comments Off on Register-Guard: Changing ocean chemistry threatens marine life |

The Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery on the state’s north coast watched oyster larvae die en masse for three years in a row in the mid-2000s — depriving oyster farms along the entire West Coast of seed oysters. Florence crabber Al Pazar saw baby octopuses, an inch or two long, climb up his crab lines to […]

under: Confluence, marine science, ocean acidification, oceanography, Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University, research, shellfish

Heceta Head registration open

Posted by: | September 18, 2013 Comments Off on Heceta Head registration open |

Registration is open for this year’s Heceta Head Coastal Conference, Oct. 25 and 26 at the Florence Events Center. With a theme of “Oregon’s Oceans: So Many Fish In the Sea!”, the conference features a keynote by Kerry Coughlin of the Marine Stewardship Council, panels exploring what “sustainability” means for fish and fishermen, and a […]

under: conferences, fisheries

New publication offers insights from a NOAA-Sea Grant project

Posted by: | September 6, 2013 Comments Off on New publication offers insights from a NOAA-Sea Grant project |

A new publication from Oregon Sea Grant, Climate Field Notes, distills the results of a multi-year, multi-state project funded by the NOAA Climate Program Office Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP). Oregon Sea Grant led this project, which used a risk-communication framework to help coastal communities respond to the effects of a changing climate. Climate Field Notes […]

under: climate, ecology, economics, environment, grants, marine science, National Sea Grant Program, news, NOAA, Oregon Sea Grant, outreach and engagement, publications, research, science communication, sustainability
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“Stone Soup” draws on Sea Grant expert for help on invasives strips

Posted by: | September 3, 2013 Comments Off on “Stone Soup” draws on Sea Grant expert for help on invasives strips |

When Oregon cartoonist Jan Eliot, who draws the popular “Stone Soup” comic strip, wanted to feature a storyline about how animals common in one place can become invasive species in another, she turned to Oregon Sea Grant’s Sam Chan for advice. The result, which runs newspapers nationwide starting tomorrow (Sept. 4), is an engaging – […]

under: Extension, invasive species, Oregon Sea Grant, science communication, science education

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