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Oregon Sea Grant serves the state, region and nation through integrated research, education and public engagement on ocean and coastal issues.
We apply the best available science to timely and important marine 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, we're part of the national network of NOAA Sea Grant College Programs, dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship, long-term economic development and responsible use of America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources.
Sep 17, 2014
Scientists have long been aware of the potential environment impacts from using and disposing of the array of products we use to keep ourselves healthy, clean and smelling nice. Now a new concern is emerging â€“ improper disposal of pet care products and pills. Dog shampoos, heartworm medicine, flea and tick sprays, and a plethora […]
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Sep 15, 2014
Want to predict the population of a particular whale species 50 years into the future? Thereâ€™s a model for that. Want to know exactly how much water is moving around one spot of the ocean at any given time? Thereâ€™s a model for that too. Modeling has a long history in science, and advancements in […]Read full story.
Sep 5, 2014
NEWPORT – Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast STEM Hub are partnering with the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Lincoln County School District to run the annual COASTALearning Symposium in Newport on October 9 and 10. This professional development event is expected to reach 350 teachers and administrators on the Oregon Coast and focuses on […]Read full story.
Sep 3, 2014
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 […]
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Sep 2, 2014
Marine debris â€“ trash, refuse, stuff lost at sea — can often seem like a problem that’s difficult to make headway against. New short videos produced by Oregon Sea Grant can change that impression. Responding to the Risks of Marine Debris: Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris, documents the aftermath of the devastating 2011 tsunami that washed […]
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