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Sea Grant-funded projects, 2012-2017
Oregon Sea Grant Omnibus projects (2014-16)
- Elicitation of Antibiotic Natural Products in Multispecies Cultures of Deep-Sea Vent-Derived Microorganisms Kerry McPhail, Oregon State University, Pharmacy
- Enhancing Razor Clam Management Using Molecular Probes for Pathogen Detection, Jeremy Weisz, Linfield College Biology
- Evaluating the Population Genetic Structure and Diversity of Dungeness Crab (Cancer magister), Kathleen O'Malley, OSU Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station
- Exploring Albacore Stock Structure in the North Pacific with Radionuclide Tracers, Lorenzo Ciannelli, OSU CEOAS
- Preparing for Climate Change in Oregon Estuaries: Flooding, Ecological Impacts, and an Integrated Approach toward Adaptive Management, David Hill, OSU Civil and Construction Engineering
- Resistance of Pacific Oyster Larvae and Juveniles to the Effects of Ocean Acidification, Chris Langdon, OSU COMES
- Sea Grass as Possible Ocean Acidification Refugia for Shellfish in a High CO2 World, George Waldbusser, OSU CEOAS
- Understanding Oceanic and Terrestrial Controls on Dissolved Oxygen Variability in the Coos Bay Estuary, David Sutherland, University of Oregon Geological Sciences
Water Quality and Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris (2013-15)
- Role of Fluvial Phytoplankton in Emerging Contaminant Exposure Pathways within Columbia River Food Webs.Tawnya Peterson, Oregon Health & Science University
- Emerging Contaminants in Oregon Coastal Waters: Landscape Drivers and Synergistic Effects on Native Oysters. Elise Granek, Portland State University Environmental Science & Management.
- Assessing the Socio-Political Context of Disaster Recovery in Coastal Oregon. Lori Cramer, Oregon State University, Sociology.
Social Science and Human Dimensions Research (2014-2016)
Oregon Sea Grant is funding three projects in response to a special call for social science and human dimension research:
- Building resilient coastal communities: A social assessment of mobile technology for tsunami evacuation planning. Lori Cramer, Oregon State University Sociology/School of Public Policy
- Operationalizing Ecosystem Services Benefit Assessment Techniques for Marine Reserve Sites. Michael Harte, Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
- Implementing Ecosystem Based Management: Connecting Caretakers of the Oregon Coast with Transformative and Practical Legal Tools. Richard Hildreth, University of Oregon School of Law/Ocean & Coastal Law Center
West Coast Regional Projects
Four West Coast Sea Grant Programs (Oregon, Washington, California and the University of Southern California) are jointly funding coordinated projects bringing together researchers from across the region to address social science issues of regional priorities.
- Scaling Up Cost-Efficient Community Engagement in Coastal Resource Management (2014-16). Julia Parrish, University of Washington; Shawn Rowe, Oregon Sea Grant; Heidi Ballard, University of California Davis.
- Recent West Coast Regional Projects
Program Development Grants
When funds are available, Sea Grant makes modest grants outside the regular biennial funding cycle to promising research proposals that need "start-up" money, to small-scale projects of high significance or societal relevance, and to projects which help fill gaps in our research portfolio. Examples of current and recent PD grants.
Oregon Sea Grant faculty receive funding from a variety of sources to support their own research. Some of our recent and ongoing projects:
- Developing a Pilot Marine Debris Monitoring Program in Oregon. PI Jamie Doyle. (Funding: NOAA)
- NOAA Sea Grant Tsunami Debris Workshop PI Rich Holdren. (Funding: NOAA).
- Elevating Public Awareness, engagement and solutions to West Coast Marine Debris Through Video Outreach PI Rich Holdren. (Funding: NOAA)
- Food Processing and Safety Training for Warm Springs and Yakima Tribes. PI Mark Whitham. (Funding: Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission).
- Developing the Foundation for a Framework for Public and Stakeholder Engagement in a Regional Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Process. PIs: Stephen Brandt, Oregon Sea Grant, and John Stein, NOAA. A regional program of West Coast Sea Grant and NOAA programs. View the final report.
- Free-choice Learning: Development of a Cyberlaboratory -- Exploring Customization and Continuity . Shawn Rowe, Marine Education Learning Specialist. (Funding: National Science Foundation).
- Hazard Resilient Coastal Communities: National Climate Survey. Joe Cone, Assistant Sea Grant Director and Communications program leader (Funding: NOAA).
- Climate Variability and Community Resilience: Testing a National Model of State-Based Outreach. Joe Cone, Oregon Sea Grant, and Susan White, Maine Sea Grant (Funding: NOAA Sectoral Applications Research Program).
- Regional Aquatic Invasive Species Research and Outreach. Sam Chan, Sea Grant aquatic ecosystem health specialist. (Funding: NOAA Sea Grant).
- Improving Community Profiles for Oregon Fisheries and Coastal Communities. Flaxen Conway, Sea Grant Extension/OSU Department of Sociology (Funding: OSU Sustainable Rural Communities Initiative, NOAA Fisheries, Oregon Sea Grant and the Port Liaison Project).
- Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center: Outreach and engagement. Kaety Hildenbrand, Oregon Sea Grant Extension, Lincoln County. (Funding: US Department of Energy; additional funding from the the Oregon Wave Energy Trust).