Oregon State University

Patrick Corcoran

Patrick Corcoran

Extension Coastal Hazards Outreach Specialist

OSU Extension Service, Clatsop County, 2001 Marine Drive, #210, Astoria, OR 97103-3427
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Patrick Corcoran is a coastal natural hazards specialist based in Astoria, OR. His goal is to help coastal communities become more resilient to natural hazards. Patrick engages university researchers and coastal residents in collaborative research and shared learning about the nature of coastal natural hazards; helps communities identify their vulnerability to hazards; and connects local people with data and decision support tools designed to help communities adapt to coastal hazards. Patrick’s primary areas of work are tsunami preparedness, coastal storms and shoreline change.

Coastal hazards education, including:

  • Earthquakes and tsunami preparedness
  • Safe coastal development
  • Storm-resilient watersheds
  • In 2014 Pat was named a Weather-Ready Ambassador for NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation initiative

Learn more: "Getting Ready for the Big One" (printable .pdf) from Oregon's Agricultural Progress, Fall 2006.


Tsunami Preparedness:

Additional Sea Grant publications and videos:

Academic Home: 
College of Earth Ocean, and Atmospheric Science (formerly Geosciences)
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Coastal Natural Hazards (Clatsop County Extension)

Contact Info

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1600 SW Western Blvd
Suite 350
Corvallis OR 97333
Phone: 541-737-2714
FAX: 541-737-7958

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