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Oregon Sea Grant achieved college status in 1971 and is based at Oregon State University. They serve Oregon's coastal communities through an integrated program of research, outreach, and education to provide the public with information based on sound research and innovative science.

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Oregon Sea Grant by the Numbers

2017 (pdf)

2016 (pdf)

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN OREGON RESULTED IN*

$31.1M

ECONOMIC IMPACT

149048

PEOPLE ENGAGED IN SEA GRANT-SUPPORTED INFORMAL EDUCATION

51

STUDENTS SUPPORTED

20852

K-12 STUDENTS REACHED

 
 
 

*Metrics are direct results of Sea Grant work between February 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020 as reported by Sea Grant programs in Summer 2020. Economic impact = market and non-market value of Sea Grant's work; value of jobs and businesses. "Students supported" includes new and continuing students receiving financial support to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree. K-12 students reached through Sea Grant education efforts.

Oregon Sea Grant Featured Impacts

Meet Oregon Sea Grant Experts


Sam Chan

Extension Watersheds and Aquatic Invasive Species - Sam conducts applied research and provides public education and engagement to Oregonians to help them understand, identify, control, and manage the spread of marine invasives.


"Trade, transportation, development and recreation increasingly connect our water resources...providing unintended conduits for damaging aquatic invasive species. A humbling lesson I have learned is that people can unknowingly create unintended problems,but can also to be the solution to solving problems."

Amanda Gladics

Fisheries Specialist - Based in Astoria, Oregon, Amanda assists the commercial fishing industry along the northern Oregon coast and the lower Columbia River.


"I've enjoyed doing collaborative research with the fishermen. I look forward to expanding on what I've learned from them as I focus on connecting coastal communities with the university. I hope to help coastal stakeholders understand one another better and help them work toward creating thriving communities and ecosystems on the Oregon coast."

Cait Goodwin

STEM Communication and Quests - Cait Goodwin is a member of the Oregon Sea Grant marine education team at the Hatfield Marine Science Center's Visitor Center in Newport. She is the creator and coordinator of the popular Oregon Coast Quests activities, and also handles communication efforts for the Oregon Coast STEM Hub.


"Marine education programs help students see the possibilities for their futures...By engaging in hands-on activities and interacting with STEM professionals, they are exposed to careers they didn't know existed before."

Oregon Stories and News

Sea Grant Selects “Food from the Sea” Career Program Development Projects

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Sea Grant Selects “Food from the Sea” Career Program Development Projects

NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program and Office of Sustainable Fisheries awarded approximately $900,000 of FY21 federal funds to support projects that will initiate “Food from the Sea'' career development programs. With these funds, Sea Grant programs and partners will work collaboratively with members of the fishing industry to identify training needs and develop updated and/or new resources and programming to address those needs.  

Sea Grant’s recent research publications highlight notable work across focus areas

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Sea Grant’s recent research publications highlight notable work across focus areas

From fisheries management to marsh restoration, Sea Grant makes discoveries, develops new resources

Research is an essential component of Sea Grant’s work in coastal and Great Lakes communities, supporting scientists from hundreds of institutions. Here are just a few of Sea Grant’s recent research publications that are making a splash.
 

 

Sea Grant Recognizes Best in Program

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Sea Grant Recognizes Best in Program

Sea Grant recently rolled out the (virtual) red carpet to recognize some of its own for their exemplary efforts at putting science to work for America’s coastal communities.

As 2020 draws to a close, Sea Grant is reflecting on its best moments of what has been an especially challenging year. Several Sea Grant projects and people were recently recognized by the Sea Grant Association (SGA) for their exceptional work. 

 

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