2020-2022 Biennial Grant Competition: Request for Pre-Proposals

Preliminary proposals are due Thursday, February 21, 2019 before 5:00 pm PST.

The Oregon Sea Grant College Program invites preliminary proposals from researchers who are affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education for research projects that address cutting-edge socioeconomic and biophysical science related to important marine and coastal issues.

Full details are available here.

Collaboration with fishermen leads to ocean-forecasting website

Program Development Grants

Program Development Grants workshop will be held to inform potential grantees of rules and stuff. 

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NOAA tracks hurricanes with fancy equipment. 

Hurricanes Are Awesome

There are a variety of metrics commonly used to measure storm size. The most common metrics include the radius of maximum wind, the radius of 34-knot wind (i.e. gale force), the radius of outermost closed isobar (ROCI), and the radius of vanishing wind.

Size plays an important role in modulating damage caused by a storm. All else equal, a larger storm will impact a larger area for a longer period of time. Additionally, a larger near-surface wind field can generate higher storm surge due to the combination of longer wind fetch, longer duration, and enhanced wave setup.

Sea Grant offices closed March 3-4

Our offices at University Plaza on the OSU campus are closed Thursday and Friday, March 3-4, so our staff can attend a two day meeting. Most of us will be reachable by email while away from the office.

Boats of the Oregon Coast

Visitors to the Oregon coast may find a new publication from Oregon Sea Grant useful when strolling the docks or watching commercial fishers at work. "Boats of the Oregon Coast," a pocket-size field guide, depicts and describes 18 different fishing and service vessels seen along the Oregon coast.