The goal is to raise awareness of Sea Grant programs across the nation and our efforts to apply research and community engagement tactics to bring about positive results for coastal communities in the areas of healthy coastal ecosystems, resilient communities and economies, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture and environmental literacy and workforce development.
As one of the first three Sea Grant programs established in the years just after Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Sea Grant College and Program Act as a way of directing federal resources to pressing problems in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes communities, Oregon Sea Grant has helped lead the way.
We’re taking this anniversary as an opportunity to showcase some of the people, programs and partnerships that are bringing about positive change on Oregon’s coast. We’ll be sharing stories about how Sea Grant works with a variety of stakeholders on pressing topics ranging from earthquake and tsunami preparedness to helping coastal communities and businesses prepare for and adapt to a changing climate.
To learn more:
- Read the National Sea Grant program’s 50th anniversary announcement
- Subscribe to our news feed to learn about Oregon Sea Grant activities and initiatives
- Follow us on Twitter for fun facts, historical tidbits and 50th anniversary news from other Sea Grant states