Working with government agencies and other partners, Oregon Sea Grant is helping prepare coastal communities for flooding, tsunamis and other disasters. In fact, we came up with the now-familiar blue and white Tsunami Hazard Zone logo seen on signs along the Oregon Coast Highway and worldwide.

Guidebook on Erosion Control Practices of the Oregon Coast

This guidebook (pdf)is 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.

Oregon Coastal Hazards Ready (OCHR) Library & Mapper

Explore case studies on interactive maps.

This tool compiles case studies on alternatives to typical erosion control measures and approaches to acute and chronic coastal hazards.

Here, individuals, communities, and tribal and local governments can share their work and learn from each other.

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.




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 the tsunami quests, which are clue-driven scavenger hunts.


Felicia Olmeta Schult, Resilience Fellow

Felicia works with staff at Oregon Sea Grant and other partners to increase the resilience of Oregon communities to the impacts of climate change and coastal natural hazards (e.g., coastal erosion, earthquakes, and tsunamis). She conducts engagement and outreach to local stakeholders to better understand and assess impacts of climate change and coastal hazards, and how to mitigate the impacts of hazards through improved practices and policies.