Oregon Sea Grant: 50 years of making a difference

Oregon State University was designated a Sea Grant college on Sept. 17, 1971, and thus Oregon Sea Grant was officially created.
In this video, six people describe how Oregon Sea Grant has been making a difference in the areas of fishing, science, education and marine policy.
The people featured in the video are:
  • Francis Chan, an Oregon Sea Grant-funded scientist at Oregon State University who has studied hypoxia and ocean acidification.
  • Al Pazar, a fisherman who participated in a program created by Oregon Sea Grant that connected fishermen with scientists so both groups could collaborate on research.
  • Sabra Marie TallChief Comet, a 2015-16 Oregon Sea Grant-funded Malouf scholar at Portland State University; a 2018 Knauss Fellow with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and a coastal training program coordinator at the South Sough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Charleston since 2020.
  • Bill Hanshumaker, a retired educator at Oregon Sea Grant's Visitor Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.
  • Cheryl Brown, a research oceanographer at the Environmental Protection Agency in Newport who has mentored interns in the Summer Scholars program that Oregon Sea Grant administers.
  • Caren Braby, the manager of the marine resources program at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and a member of Oregon Sea Grant’s advisory council.

Produced in September 2021 by Oregon State Productions.

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