Community Disaster Preparedness

Lynn Ketchum

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Changing Ocean Chemistry

This comprehensive high school curriculum teaches students about what causes ocean acidification, its impacts and solutions.

OSU Sea Grant Publication

Is my flooded garden area safe?

Is it safe to plant a vegetable garden after the area was covered by polluted flood waters for three days? Is it safe to eat existing vegetables (kale, garlic, etc) that survived? Our well tests positive for coliform bacteria and E. coli... two weeks later there is still floodwater remaining in our...

By Joy Waite-Cusic, | Featured Question

Ocean Acidification - Part 2, Solutions

This video is a follow up to the inital film on ocean acidification. It explores the effects on the Oregon coast and possible solutions.

OSU Sea Grant Publication

Latest News

Zombie game teaches teens to be prepared for emergencies

Oct 18, 2017
In an age of disasters, being ready is a serious concern

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

OSU’s wristband samplers detect environmental chemicals in aftermath of Harvey’s flooding

Sep 25, 2017
The simple detectors mimic human cells to pick up more than a thousand chemicals

By Gail Wells | News Story

OSU uses satellite images to detect underwater volcanic eruptions

Jan 28, 2014
Oregon State University scientists have discovered how to pinpoint the time and place of underwater volcanic eruptions using satellite images.

News Story

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Is my flooded garden area safe?

Is it safe to plant a vegetable garden after the area was covered by polluted flood waters for three days? Is it safe to eat existing vegetables (kale, garlic, etc) that survived? Our well tests positive for coliform bacteria and E. coli... two weeks later there is still floodwater remaining in our...

By Joy Waite-Cusic, | Featured Question