Oregon Sea Grant serves the state, region and nation through an integrated program of research, outreach, and education that helps people understand, rationally use and conserve marine and coastal resources.
We apply the best available science to timely and important ocean and coastal issues, and engage with coastal stakeholders to help them reach informed decisions. We support scientific excellence and innovation, foster new generations of marine scientists and encourage ocean science literacy among people of all ages.
Based at Oregon State University and working with scientists, scholars and communities statewide, we're part of the national network of NOAA Sea Grant College Programs.
NEWPORT, Ore. Fifty years ago this summer, Oregon State Universitys Hatfield Marine Science Center opened its doors as a fledgling research and education facility envisioned to help the depressed central Oregon coast economy revive. Today it stands as one of the most important and unique marine science facilities in the country, bringing together a […]
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A recent national news article suggesting that everything in Oregon west of Interstate-5 would be toast in a major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake certainly drew attention to the seismic reality facing the Pacific Northwest. The concern, though, is that people are focusing on the most draconian or extreme scenarios, experts say, which can lead to […]
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What's this weird thing I found on the beach? When is Dungeness crab in season? How can I prepare for earthquakes on the Oregon coast?
Have questions about Oregon's ocean and coastal environment? Oregon Sea Grant has the answers - or can help you find someone who does!
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