Sea Grant Extension helps bring the resources of research and higher education to bear on real-world issues - in this case, issues important to those who live near, earn their livelihoods from, and visit Oregon's oceans and coastal communities. Sea Grant Extension faculty share dual responsibility to the OSU Extension Service and to the university-based Oregon Sea Grant Program. Sea Grant is a nation-wide partnership of universities and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that aims to promote better understanding and use of America's ocean and coastal resources.
Kaety Jacobson is a second-generation Sea Grant Extension marine educator who works with the fishing industry and the larger coastal community to address issues ranging from at-sea safety, collaborative ocean research, fisheries education, and ocean energy. Current projects include coastwide outreach and engagement on wave energy, the Fishermen Involved in Natural Energy (FINE) Committee, and a Newport bayfront signage project.
Ruby Moon is Oregon Sea Grant's Extension Marine Renewable Energy Associate, and is working on activities relating to marine renewable energy and OSU 's wave energy research facility. She has been creating outreach & educational opportunities through workshops and sessions to the community about how wave energy works, as well as guiding people in choosing & buying local seafood and learning the safe way to preserve seafood.