Pat Corcoran

Patrick Corcoran

Extension Coastal Hazards
[email protected]

Office: 503-325-8573

Clatsop County Extension Office

2001 Marine Drive Rm. 210

2001 Marine Drive
Rm. 210
Astoria, OR 97103

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Affiliated with: 
Oregon Sea Grant
OSU Main Campus
Faculty Type: 
Research/Career Interests: 
  • Educating Oregonians to be prepared for coastal hazards including earthquakes and tsunamis

(See Biography for more information)

Beyond OSU

Patrick Corcoran is a coastal natural hazards specialist based at the Clatsop County Extension office in Astoria. His goal is to help coastal residents and communities become more resilient to natural hazards. Patrick engages university researchers and coastal residents in collaborative research and shared learning about the nature of coastal natural hazards; helps communities identify their vulnerability to hazards; and connects local people with data and decision support tools designed to help communities adapt to coastal hazards. Patrick’s primary areas of work are tsunami preparedness, coastal storms and shoreline change.


Coastal hazards education, including:

  • Earthquakes and tsunami preparedness
  • Safe coastal development
  • In 2014 Pat was named a Weather-Ready Ambassador for NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation initiative