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

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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.


Cascadia Earthquake Preparedness

Oregon State University Extension Service has developed a comprehensive group of resources to help you prepare for and navigate emergencies and natural disasters.

The general overview guide for preparing for a Cascadia disaster event is:

These videos are products of the Cascadia CoPes Hub, a team of researchers who aim to help coastal communities prepare for and adapt to earthquakes, tsunamis, sea level rise, landslides, erosion, and climate change. Many thanks to the community-based organization Consejo Hispano, OSU’s Clatsop County Extension Service Office, Jenna Tilt, Josh Blockstein, Kim Kenny, Irene Pablo-Lora, and Clatsop County residents Briseida Alcantar, Naty Márquez and Angel Márquez, and our own Felicia Olmeta Schult, who was the executive producer.

Below are additional materials on disaster preparedness created by OSU Extension Service in English and Spanish.

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.