Oregon Sea Grant helps coastal communities to be prepared for flooding, tsunamis and other natural hazards.

Oregon Coastal Hazards

The Oregon Coastal Hazards Ready (OCHR) Library and Mapper is an ArcGIS StoryMap that displays coastal hazards preparedness case studies. This tool is designed to assist individuals, communities, and tribal and local governments as they identify approaches to prepare for acute and chronic coastal hazards.

Subscribe to the OCHR Mapper listserv to receive the monthly Pacific Northwest Coastal Hazards Resources Newsletter.

Follow the photo links below to learn about tsunamis, flooding, coastal erosion and landslides on the Oregon coast.

Guidebook on Erosion Control Practices of the Oregon Coast

This guidebook (pdf) provides a comprehensive overview of erosion control practices, such as rip-rap, cobble berms, seawalls, and their regulation on the Oregon coast. This book is meant for coastal planners, scientists, consultants, engineers and the coastal community. The guidebook was created by Hailey Bond during her Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resource Policy Fellowship and published by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development.

Community resources

  • Earthquake and Tsunami Community Disaster Cache Planning Guide (pdf) - A community disaster cache is a stock of supplies designed to support a local population in its response to a disaster. This guide goes through the design, implementation, maintenance, and deployment steps needed to develop a successful and sustainable cache.


Research HubS







Felicia Olmeta Schult, Oregon Sea Grant Extension Coastal Hazards Specialist

Felicia Olmeta Schult is the Oregon Sea Grant Extension Coastal Hazards Specialist. She works with community partners to increase the resilience of Oregon coastal communities to the impacts of climate change and natural hazards (e.g., coastal erosion, earthquakes, and tsunamis). Prior to this position, she was the Oregon Sea Grant Resilience Fellow from January 2021 to June 2022.


Cait Goodwin, STEM Communication and Quests

Cait works out of the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. She helps communities learn about tsunami preparedness through tsunami quests, which are clue-driven scavenger hunts.