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Oregon Sea Grant receives $2.6 million NSF grant for learning research

Posted by: | October 5, 2011 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant receives $2.6 million NSF grant for learning research |

Oregon Sea Grant director Stephen Brandt announced the award of a $2.6 million, five-year, National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to support the creation of a free-choice learning lab at the Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center in Newport. The grant is the largest single research award to Oregon Sea Grant in its 40-year history and among […]

under: free-choice learning, grants, HMSC Visitor Center, news, Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University

Oregon Sea Grant on YouTube: Buying fresh tuna

Posted by: | October 3, 2011 Comments Off on Oregon Sea Grant on YouTube: Buying fresh tuna |

Kaety Hildenbrand of Oregon Sea Grant Extension shows how to buy an Albacore tuna directly from a commercial fisherman: what questions to ask, what to expect, and what you need to bring to get your fish home safely. Fresh, nutritious seafood is widely regarded as a good dietary choice to promote health, and visitors to […]

under: fisheries, fishermen, seafood, videos, waterfronts

Sea Grant-funded historian’s book on fisheries management published

Posted by: | October 3, 2011 Comments Off on Sea Grant-funded historian’s book on fisheries management published |

Carmel Finley, an instructor in the OSU History Department, is receiving positive attention for her new book published by University of Chicago Press, All the Fish in the Sea – Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management. One reviewer commented that the book “explodes the myths around MSY” (maximum sustainable yield) — a […]

under: fisheries, marine policy, news, Northwest history, ocean law and policy, Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University

September 17 Proclaimed “Oregon Sea Grant Day” by Governor Kitzhaber

Posted by: | September 14, 2011 Comments Off on September 17 Proclaimed “Oregon Sea Grant Day” by Governor Kitzhaber |

Oregon Sea Grant, the coastal and marine research and education program based at Oregon State University (OSU), celebrates its fortieth anniversary September 17, and Governor John Kitzhaber has proclaimed the date “Oregon Sea Grant Day.” (Read the proclamation – .pdf format) The proclamation recognizes the program for forging a “dynamic partnership” with the Oregon University […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Sea Grant community assistance on climate changes: new article

Posted by: | June 22, 2011 Comments Off on Sea Grant community assistance on climate changes: new article |

The Western Rural Development Center’s June issue of its Rural Connections magazine focuses on “climate change adaptations” and features a story about Sea Grant assistance in two Oregon coast communities dealing with effects of a changing climate. The communities aren’t named in the article [download the pdf] because the focus is on the different approaches […]

under: climate, journal articles, Oregon Sea Grant, outreach and engagement, publications

OSG Specialist Named to Important Role in Fishery Management

Posted by: | June 17, 2011 Comments Off on OSG Specialist Named to Important Role in Fishery Management |

Jeffrey N. Feldner has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Pacific Fishery Management Council for a three-year term that starts in August. Feldner, an Oregon Sea Grant Extension faculty member based in Newport, will serve as an “at-large” member of the Pacific Council—and does not officially represent Sea Grant nor Oregon […]

under: fisheries, marine policy, NOAA, Oregon Sea Grant

Interviewing to Understand the Mental Models of Others

Posted by: | June 8, 2011 Comments Off on Interviewing to Understand the Mental Models of Others |

All professionals conduct interviews, often to determine what another person understands, feels, believes, or is willing to discuss about topics of interest.  The new Sea Grant publication, Mental Models Interviewing, is intended to help professionals such as agency officials, university outreach/extension specialists, and social science researchers interview more effectively by  providing a structure grounded in […]

under: Extension, Oregon Sea Grant, public communication, publications, social science

Feb. 12 for Fossils at HMSC

Posted by: | February 8, 2011 Comments Off on Feb. 12 for Fossils at HMSC |

In the spirit of the Public Broadcasting’s  “Antiques Road Show,”  the Hatfield Marine Science Center plays host to your natural antiques, Saturday, Feb. 12, in Newport. At the 12th annual Fossil Fest, visitors are invited to bring in fossils or other beach finds for identification by Oregon’s preeminent paleontologist, Dr. William Orr. Co-author of Oregon […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

New Podcast Interview about climate change and cultural values

Posted by: | August 11, 2010 Comments Off on New Podcast Interview about climate change and cultural values |

We all have preferences about how society should be ordered, and whether we believe in hierarchy and individualism or are egalitarian and value community, those cultural values shape our reception to science and communication about science. Listen to a two-part interview with Dan Kahan of Yale Law School, conducted by Joe Cone of Oregon Sea […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant
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Maximum height of extreme waves up dramatically

Posted by: | January 27, 2010 Comments Off on Maximum height of extreme waves up dramatically |

An OSU news release highlights  the research of OSU and Sea Grant researcher, Peter Ruggiero, whose work puts climate-change-related sea-level rise into a broader perspective: “A major increase in maximum ocean wave heights off the Pacific Northwest in recent decades has forced scientists to re-evaluate how high a ‘100-year event’ might be, and the new […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

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