From a lone marine agent, hired by OSU Extension in 1971 to work with Oregon's commercial fishing industry, Oregon Sea Grant's Extension program has grown to a dedicated, highly skilled cadre of specialists, known regionally and nationally for their expertise in engaging coastal stakeholders on topics of critical importance.
Sea Grant Extension faculty, based in coastal communities and on the OSU campus, continue to work on fisheries and seafood - but also take leadership on emerging issues, from marine renewable energy to invasive species to educating the public about marine life, marine science and important marine issues.
Our Extension faculty excel at bringing people together to work on mutual problems and solutions, whether it's enlisting the views and participation of fishermen for marine science projects, helping communities build profiles revealing hidden features of coastal economies, or encouraging local groups to collaborate on emergency planning and response.
Check out our Key Issues pages for updates on Extension Sea Grant's work in areas such as
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