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Pat Kight is the web and digital media specialist for Oregon Sea Grant at Oregon State University.

Knauss Fellow from OSU brings ocean expertise to Senate

Posted by: | April 25, 2016 Comments Off on Knauss Fellow from OSU brings ocean expertise to Senate |

Melissa Errend is a catalyst in the ongoing reaction between science and policy. The self-described problem-solver is tasked with integrating fisheries and ocean science into the value-laden world of Congressional politics to support her boss, Sen. Maria Cantwell, and the people of Washington State. Errend is one of four Knauss Fellows from Oregon Sea Grant’s […]

under: fellowships, National Sea Grant Program

What is Sea Grant? Check out this new video and find out!

Posted by: | April 21, 2016 Comments Off on What is Sea Grant? Check out this new video and find out! |
under: National Sea Grant Program, NOAA, Oregon Sea Grant, videos

Confluence: Helping the Oregon coast adapt to a changing climate

Posted by: | April 18, 2016 Comments Off on Confluence: Helping the Oregon coast adapt to a changing climate |

The spring/summer issue of our Confluence newsletter is online, with stories about Oregon Sea Grant faculty and funded researchers who are working to understand how a changing climate will affect the region, and what coastal communities can do to adapt. This  issue explores: How coastal communities can tap into existing laws to manage their resources […]

under: climate, climate adaptation, coastal hazards, Confluence, ocean acidification, publications, sea level rise, water quality & conservation

Renewable energy challenge brings kids to Hatfield Center

Posted by: | April 15, 2016 Comments Off on Renewable energy challenge brings kids to Hatfield Center |

NEWPORT – More than 200 third- through 12th-graders will demonstrate their knowledge of wind-, wave- and solar energy on April 19 in the third annual Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. The event takes place from 10 am to 2 pm. Students from Warrenton, Seaside, Tillamook, Toledo and […]

under: engineering, HMSC Visitor Center, kids, marine education, STEM education

West coast science panel issues report, call for action on ocean acidification, hypoxia

Posted by: | April 4, 2016 Comments Off on West coast science panel issues report, call for action on ocean acidification, hypoxia |

Although ocean acidification and hypoxia are global phenomena, the US-Canada West Coast will face some of the most severe changes, with impacts extending through marine food webs and threatening ocean-dependent industries and coastal communities. So says a report released today by a panel of 20 scientific experts from Oregon, California, Washington and British Columbia charged […]

under: climate, climate adaptation, environment, fisheries, ocean acidification

Whale Watch Week at the Oregon Coast

Posted by: | March 16, 2016 Comments Off on Whale Watch Week at the Oregon Coast |

NEWPORT – Spring Break is Whale Watch Week on the Oregon Coast, and our Visitor Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center is a great place to learn about the gray whale migration (and get in out of the cold). We’ll be open from 10 am to 4 pm daily with marine mammal presentations at […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Five years after Japanese tsunami, concern over invasives still exists

Posted by: | March 11, 2016 Comments Off on Five years after Japanese tsunami, concern over invasives still exists |

Five years after a massive earthquake struck Japan and triggered a tsunami that is still washing debris onto the West Coast of the United States, scientists are unsure whether any of the 200-plus non-native species that hitchhiked over on that debris have gained a foothold in Northwest waters. Four separate findings of barred knifejaws (Oplegnathus […]

under: invasive species, tsunami

Corvallis Science Pub examines consequences of Pacific warming

Posted by: | March 11, 2016 Comments Off on Corvallis Science Pub examines consequences of Pacific warming |

Laurie Weitkamp, a fisheries biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will discuss the consequences of Pacific Ocean warming at the Corvallis Science Pub on Monday, March 14 Weitkamp, of NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Newport, specializes in the estuarine and marine ecology of Pacific salmon and the factors that affect their survival. […]

under: climate, ecology, environment, events, fisheries, NOAA, Science Pub

Celebrating 50 years of Sea Grant across the US

Posted by: | March 7, 2016 Comments Off on Celebrating 50 years of Sea Grant across the US |

This week marks the start of Sea Grant’s 50th anniversary year, highlighting how the program has been “putting science to work for America’s coastal communities” since the 1960s. 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 […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Check out our invasive species resources

Posted by: | February 23, 2016 Comments Off on Check out our invasive species resources |

  It’s National Invasive Species Awareness Week, and Oregon Sea Grant has resources to help you take action against non-native animals and plants that can wreck native habitats and out-compete the local fauna and flora. Check out our aquatic invasive species publications, many of them free for downloading. Our Watershed and Invasive Species Education (WISE) […]

under: events, invasive species, STEM education

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