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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.

Breaking Waves news blog

Oyster die-offs – a new culprit?

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Nov 18, 2014

For years, research into West Coast oyster hatchery die-offs has pointed the finger at Vibrio tubiashii. Now Oregon State University researchers believe a different, but related, bacterium – V. coralliilyticus – may be the real culprit. The findings were published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, by researchers from OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the U.S. […]

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New app will help coastal Oregon prepare for tsunami

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Nov 17, 2014

Tsunami preparedness will soon be coming to a smartphone near you. A team of researchers at Oregon State University is developing an app for coastal residents to plan – and test – evacuation routes to use during an earthquake and tsunami. Participants will use the app to conduct actual evacuation drills and compare their response […]

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OSG Scholars Day draws students from all backgrounds

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Nov 14, 2014

CORVALLIS—A little training, a little fellowship and a chance to show off what they’ve learned: That’s what a gathering of graduate and undergraduate university students got Thursday when they gathered at Oregon State University for the second Oregon Sea Grant Scholars Day. “This is really an opportunity for students we support to come and tell […]

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Waldport High students help NOAA track ocean currents

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Nov 13, 2014

WALDPORT – Students at Waldport High School are excited about today’s successful launch of their unmanned sailboat, Phyxius, near the Equator by OSU’s R/V Oceanus, as part of a long-term national  project to better understand ocean currents and transport patterns. The project, organized by Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast STEM Hub, is part […]

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Estuary flooding may be more extreme than previously thought

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Nov 13, 2014

New research suggests that intense storms could increase the impact of flooding in coastal estuaries. As more water is forced into the estuary, site-specific geographic features will cause more inundation in some parts of the estuary than others, contrary to the uniform rise that was previously expected. Estuaries are mixing pots between rivers and the […]

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