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NOAA scientist to lead Oregon Sea Grant program

Posted by: | March 24, 2014 Comments Off on NOAA scientist to lead Oregon Sea Grant program |

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Shelby Walker, a marine scientist and administrative leader with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has been named director of Oregon Sea Grant. She will assume leadership of Oregon Sea Grant, the Oregon State University-based marine research, outreach, education and communication program, on July 7. Walker has been the strategic planning team […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Tsunami Preparedness Week – Are You Prepared?

Posted by: | March 24, 2014 Comments Off on Tsunami Preparedness Week – Are You Prepared? |

It’s Tsunami Preparedness Week, and Pat Corcoran wants to make sure people who live on -and visit – the seismically active coast know what to do when the big wave hits. Corcoran, Oregon Sea Grant’s coastal hazards specialist, is featured this week on the NOAA Sea Grant home page, and says the single most important […]

under: coastal hazards, earthquake, National Sea Grant Program, NOAA, tsunami

WISE Blog: On Lionfish

Posted by: | March 17, 2014 Comments Off on WISE Blog: On Lionfish |

Danielle Goodrich, writing in Oregon Sea Grant’s Watershed and Invasive Species Education blog, summarizes the devastation invasive, predatory lionfish (Pterois volitans) are wreaking on marine ecosystems of the Atlantic Ocean, and cites a recent Oregon State University study offering some hope that these beautiful yet voracious fish might be controlled without complete eradication. Like the […]

under: invasive species, k-12 teachers, marine education

Fossil Fest rescheduled for April 26

Posted by: | March 10, 2014 Comments Off on Fossil Fest rescheduled for April 26 |

NEWPORT –  Guy “Oregon Fossil Guy” DiTorrice returns OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center on Saturday, April 26, for this year’s edition of the popular Fossil Fest – rescheduled from early February due to snow. DiTorrice, a longtime fossil hunter and lecturer, joins Dr. William Orr for special presentations about fossil finds in Oregon and elsewhere. […]

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Oregon Sea Grant partners in new regional STEM Hub grant

Posted by: | March 10, 2014 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant partners in new regional STEM Hub grant |

NEWPORT – Oregon Sea Grant is partnering with the Lincoln County School District to create a new Oregon Coast Regional STEM Hub to serve coastal communities from Astoria to Coos Bay. The effort, under a $644,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Education, will be based at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center under the guidance […]

under: HMSC Visitor Center, k-12 teachers, kids, marine education, ocean literacy, Oregon Sea Grant

Sea Grant survey: Coastal professionals, managers concerned about climate change

Posted by: | March 10, 2014 Comments Off on Sea Grant survey: Coastal professionals, managers concerned about climate change |

The American public may be divided over whether climate is changing, but coastal managers and elected officials in nine states say they see the change happening—and believe their communities will need to adapt. That’s one finding from a NOAA Sea Grant research project, led by Oregon Sea Grant and involving multiple other Sea Grant programs, […]

under: climate, coastal hazards, NOAA, Oregon Sea Grant, publications, research, storms, surveys

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