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