By Michelle Klampe, OSU News and Research Communications
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon Sea Grant has awarded $1.15 million to five OSU scientists to study beach grass, groundfish trawling, sea lions and oysters over the next two years.
Oregon Sea Grant receives a share of congressionally appropriated funds every two years that it awards – via a competitive process – to scientists at Oregon universities who are studying ocean and coastal issues important to the region and the nation.
For 2020-22, Oregon Sea Grant is awarding all of that funding to researchers in four colleges at Oregon State. Each project will receive about $230,000.
“The results of this research will help agencies and other stakeholders manage Oregon’s critical natural resources and expand our understanding of our coastal environment,” said Shelby Walker, the director of Oregon Sea Grant.
The project titles and lead researchers are:
Descriptions of the projects are at bit.ly/2I7g1Ro under the tab “Biennial Projects: Oregon Sea Grant Omnibus Grant-Funded Projects (2020-2022).”