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Videos of Critical Issues in Adapting to Climate Change

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:04pm

A set of three short videos highlights some critical issues related to climate change at the Oregon coast. Those issues are flagged by the video titles:

How Soon Do We Have to Think Differently?

. . . How Should We Adapt?

. .  and the overarching goal of having Community Resilience.

The videos, intended primarily for those involved in or concerned about the issues that adapting to climate change presents for coastal areas, were produced by Oregon Sea Grant with the cooperation of a range of climate researchers and coastal professionals who are interviewed on camera. The themes of the videos emerged from surveys, interviews, and workshops conducted by Sea Grant and partners in the last few years.

Coastal professionals in other states, as well as in Oregon, may find the perspectives and insights of these videos useful or provocative.

In addition to the high definition versions on Vimeo.com linked above, the same videos are on YouTube, where closed captioning is available:

 How Soon Do We Have to Think Differently?

How Should We Adapt?

Community Resilience  (Neskowin, Oregon, is the focus.)

NB: The URL for the last video above has been corrected (1/28/15)

 

 

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Note: Proposal due date corrected

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 4:16pm

A recent post about our special request for coastal resilience research proposals contained a deadline error; proposals are due to the Oregon Sea Grant office in Corvallis by 5 pm Monday, Feb. 9.

Our apologies for the error.

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Shark Day coming at HMSC

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:17pm

Shark Day 2011

NEWPORT – Did you know more than 30 species of sharks can be found off the Pacific Northwest coastline? Learn more about them this Saturday, Jan 24, as the Hatfield Marine Science Center celebrates our annual Shark Day!

Stop by the Center between 10 am and 4 pm for shark-themed exhibits, biofacts, films and kid-friendly activities related to these fascinating sea creatures.

Afraid of sharks? How about vending machines? You might be surprised to learn which is more dangerous to humans!

Make sure to be here at 1:30 pm. to watch and listen as Dr. Bill Hanshumaker, Oregon Sea Grant’s chief scientist at the Visitor Center, conducts a necropsy on a salmon shark and talks about the animal’s biology, life cycle and habits.

Learn more:

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Spring, summer opportunities for undergrad, grad students

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:29pm

Oregon Sea Grant is seeking qualified undergraduate and graduate students to take part in working and learning opportunities this spring and summer.

  • Our fifth Summer Scholars program places high caliber undergraduate students from around the country for 10 weeks working with public agencies (federal, state, and local) . Scholars assist host agencies with field work, lab work, analysis, research, policy development, and/or outreach and public engagement efforts around ocean and coastal issues. Each is will be assigned to a specific project under a mentor and expected to dedicate at least 40 hours a week to the program starting on June 15. The application deadline is Feb. 20. Read application details here.
  • The Sea Grant Marine Education program at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport is hiring spring and summer student interns to assist with public and school workshops, classes, and field trips around marine science topics. The positions, open to any qualified undergraduate or graduate student, involve creating and presenting lab and field programs for school, youth and family groups, maintaining education program labs and equipment, and taking part in special projects.

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Salmon: Are We Making Progress in Oregon?

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:53pm

A new short video interview with Prof. Court Smith discusses his recent OSG publication, Salmon Abundance and Diversity in Oregon: Are We Making Progress? Smith, an OSU anthropologist and longtime scholar of the Oregon salmon fishery, talks with editor Rick Cooper about why he wrote the publication and what insights it offers. While salmon abundance in Oregon has improved somewhat in recent years from historic lows, concerns remain about how sustainable that abundance is and how it’s affected by diversity.

The video interview, shot and edited by Joe Cone, is available on the OSG YouTube channel, with captioning, and our Vimeo channel, in high definition.

Prof. Court Smith and the salmon publication

The publication itself, written for a non-specialist audience, is available for free download.

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Special call for proposals: Resilience research

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 9:19am

Oregon Sea Grant invites proposals from researchers affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education for research projects that address cutting-edge resilience questions related to important marine and coastal issues.The deadline for submission is Feb. 9, 2015, and a notice of intent to apply is required by Jan. 19.

Projects will be selected through an open, competitive, peer-review process. Proposed work begins July 1, 2015.

The total available funding is $100,000; proposals that request $50,000 or less will have a competitive advantage since we want to fund as many efforts as possible, all else being equal. Available funding is set by the NOAA Sea Grant Program based on congressional appropriations, and is subject to change and rescission.

Complete details and a downloadable RFP are available from the Oregon Sea Grant Website.

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