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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

New Videos: Derelict Fishing Gear: Oregon fishermen interviews

Aug 28, 2014

Extended interviews are now online with two Oregon fishermen, Al Pazar and Nick Furman, who reflect on derelict gear programs with the Dungeness crab fleet in which they were directly involved. The interviews are in high definition at the Oregon Sea Grant Vimeo channel: Al Pazar, former chairman, Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission Nick Furman, former [...] Read full story.

New Video: Responding to the Risks of Marine Debris: Derelict Fishing Gear

Aug 27, 2014

Marine debris – 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: Derelict Fishing Gear, highlights the dramatic success that the Washington-based Northwest Straits Foundation has [...] Read full story.

Dark Horse releases new comic about earthquake preparedness

Aug 26, 2014

Dark Horse Comics, the Oregon-based publisher of such iconic titles as Star Wars, Sin City and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has teamed with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management and the Cascadia Region Earthquake  Group to produce a new, free comic about earthquake preparedness. Without Warning tells the story of a girl who lives on [...] Read full story.

Oregon preserves water quality with pump and dump stations

Aug 22, 2014

The Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) has enlisted the help of Oregon Sea Grant to help publicize floating restrooms and waste dumping stations across the state in an effort to protect water quality. Boaters that are on the water for long periods of time accumulate sewage that they inevitably have to dispose of. In some [...] Read full story.

Comments on Oregon Sea Grant sought

Aug 15, 2014

Oregon Sea Grant will be reviewed on Sept. 23-24, 2014 by a Site Review Team convened by the Director of the National Sea Grant College Program. Those associated or familiar with Oregon Sea Grant are invited to provide the review team with comments on any aspect of the program or its work up to one [...] Read full story.

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