Our group focuses on Ocean and Water Resource Engineering. Our research focus is within three areas:

  • Coastal Engineering with Nature
  • Boundary Layers and Morphodynamics
  • Sensing the Ocean with Fiber Optics

Specific projects within these groups can be found on our research page

In the News:

  • See BUSINESS WIRE article highlighting our project that is using a real fiber optic telecom cable running between Florence, OR and Anchorage, AK for sensing ocean waves and currents. We are working towards making ocean bottom signal collected on the long range ocean bottom cable quantifiable, and collaborating with Alaska Communications to do it!
  • See NOAA-NCCOS article highlighting our Oregon State University hosted a hybrid Oregon Dune Management Mini-Conference and Workshop at the Hatfield Marine Science Center and online on May 31, 2022. The workshop provided an update on the state of the Oregon dunes from science and management perspectives, and worked towards outlining a prioritized path forward for management, policy, and research in the coastal dunes. The “State of the Dunes” conference portion consisted of a science synthesis and management history from the project leads, and brief 5-minute “lightning talk” style presentations where scientists highlighted their research findings and managers shared their observations of project implementation obstacles and successes. Topics ranged from dune management strategies and carbon storage, to plover habitat and native plant revegetation. Coastal managers, coastal planners, scientists, engineers, and policy specialists attended.

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