The spring/summer 2018 issue of Confluence, a newsletter about Oregon Sea Grant’s research, outreach and educational programs, is now available for download. Inside this eight-page issue, you’ll find the following stories:
The spring/summer 2018 issue of Oregon Sea Grant’s newsletter, Confluence, is now available for free download.
The fall/winter 2017 issue of Confluence, a newsletter about Oregon Sea Grant’s research, outreach and educational programs, is now available for download. Inside this eight-page issue, you’ll find the following stories:
Gooseneck barnacles grow on top of thatched barnacles. (Photo by Julia Bingham)
Summer interns grow professionally and personally.Ten current or recent undergraduates now have a better understanding of various marine science careers and their own aspirations, thanks to internships organized and supported by Oregon Sea Grant.
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The Hermes Creative Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. According to Hermes, “AMCP judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.”
This year’s competition attracted about 6,000 entries from around the United States, Canada and numerous other countries, according to Hermes.
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.
Shore Acres State Park, Cape Arago
This issue explores:
How coastal communities can tap into existing laws to manage their resources on a local level
Water conservation and restoration strategies that might mitigate the effects of drought on agriculture, fisheries and recreation
What those in the west coast shellfish industry understand about ocean acidification, how it affects their multimillion-dollar industry, and what they can do to adapt
The role stakeholders can play in complex research, including a regional assessment of future water availability in the Willamette River basin
Computer modeling efforts to predict rising sea levels will affect Oregon’s coastal estuaries
Two Oregon Sea Grant publications have won awards in the 2016 Hermes Creative Awards competition:
Key Aquatic Invasive Species Watch won a Gold Award in the “Publications-Field Guide” category
Confluence (fall/winter 2015) won an Honorable Mention in the “Publications-Newsletter” category
According to hermesawards.com, the Hermes Creative Awards is “an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional and emerging media. … Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.”
Hermes estimates there were “about 6,000 entries from throughout the United States and many other countries” in this year’s awards competition.
Key Aquatic Invasive Species Watch is available here.
Climate change: Some people feel overwhelmed by it, others argue about it. Oregon Sea Grant researchers, Extension specialists and communicators, meanwhile are working to better understand what a changing climate is already doing to the ocean and coast – and helping coastal communities better prepare themselves for higher and more damaging waves, stronger storms, rising sea level and other anticipated changes.
The latest issue of OSG’s Confluence magazine examines some of the issues coastal Oregon faces, and ways in which Sea Grant is helping citizens and scientists address them, from anticipating the effects of climate change to building resilience in the face of them – and better understanding how people with different backgrounds and philosophies can even communicate about the topic.
Other articles in this issue include
Profiles of several Oregon Sea Grant Scholars, and how their student experiences in Sea Grant internships and fellowships helped prepare them for careers in marine science and public policy
A new app that helps coastal visitors identify critters they find on the beach – and contribute to citizen science by reporting them.
A study of how juvenile Dungeness crab move through coastal waters as they mature, and an exhibit at the Hatfield Marine Science Center that explains what scientists are learning, and how it might benefit the crab fishery.
Oregon Sea Grant Communications has won two awards in this year’s Hermes Creative Awards competition: a Gold Award for the summer 2013 issue of Confluence magazine, and an Honorable Mention for the online video A Big Change.