Ocean and aquatic sciences are incomplete without an understanding of human impacts and interactions.

Impacts and Interactions

The people and projects at Oregon Sea Grant touch on and inform all aspects of human interactions with the ocean and aquatic ecosystems. This work includes coastal and ocean economics and law, demographics, sociology, anthropology, public health, and social, behavioral, developmental psychology, and learning and communication studies.

Flaxen Conway, Sea Grant Extension Community Outreach

Flaxen is on OSU’s main campus in Corvallis. Her work focuses on the human dimensions of fisheries. She works closely with fishermen, researchers, and managers to better understand how changes in policy affect industries, workforces, agencies, and communities.

Shawn Rowe, Sea Grant Extension Free-Choice Learning

Shawn is on OSU’s main campus in Corvallis. Shawn leads the Free-Choice Learning Program, which focuses on how people learn and interact in informal learning environments.

Jamie Doyle, Sea Grant Extension Coastal Community Development

Jamie is in Coos Bay. As a Community Development Agent, her human dimensions work explores issues related to the seafood production workforce, working waterfronts, and evaluating the role of arts in informal science education.

Guillermo Giannico, Sea Grant Extension Fish Ecology and Watershed Specialist

Guillermo is on OSU’s main campus in Corvallis. Guillermo works on college-readiness programs geared toward Native American and Latino youth.