Sea Grant Awards Grants

OSU-based Oregon Sea Grant to award grants to researchers in Oregon

Oregon Sea Grant, a marine research, public engagement and education program based at Oregon State University, is awarding nearly $1.1 million in competitive, federally funded research grants for 2018-20.

The grants will go to three principal investigators at OSU, one at the University of Oregon, and one at Portland State University. All of the projects are for research into marine-related issues.

“Oregon Sea Grant is committed to supporting the science needed to address challenges facing our coastal communities and ecosystems,” said Shelby Walker, director of Oregon Sea Grant. “These projects reflect a broad array of issues important to the future of coastal Oregonians, communities and our environment.”

The project titles and principal investigators include (click on principal investigators’ names for more information):

  • “Determining the Response of Oregon Pink Shrimp Larvae to Ocean Acidification and Warming,” George Waldbusser, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, OSU.
  • “Changes in Oregon’s Nearshore Fish Assemblages, Through the Eyes of Scientists and Fishermen,” Lorenzo Ciannelli, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, OSU.
  • “Oregon’s Seafood Processing Workforce: The Connection Between Demographic Change, Opportunities and Challenges, and Community Resilience,” Marta Maria Maldonado, School of Language, Culture and Society, OSU.
  • “Effects of Ocean Acidification on Behavior, Development, and Nutritional Value of Newly Recruited Coastal Dungeness Crab,” Aaron Galloway, University of Oregon.
  • “Linkages Between Forestry Practices and Oregon’s Estuarine Health,” Elise Granek, Environmental Science and Management, Portland State University.

As part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s nationwide Sea Grant College Program, Oregon Sea Grant receives a share of congressionally appropriated research dollars every two years to award via a competitive process to university-based scientists studying ocean and coastal issues important to the region and the nation.

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