Oregon Sea Grant
A recent report, West Coast Regional Marine Research and Information Needs, identifies that the West Coast critically needs more research on fisheries, ocean health, coastal hazards and climate change, among other topics, to support and protect the region's annual $32-billion ocean-related economy. The report, prepared by the region's four Sea Grant programs, outlines eight key regional research areas, as well as three "cross-cutting" themes, in support of the action plan of the 2006 West Coast Governors' Agreement on Ocean Health. The report, produced by California Sea Grant, USC Sea Grant, Oregon Sea Grant and Washington Sea Grant, is the culmination of nearly three years of input from state, federal and tribal agencies, as well as extensive public comment gathered from Web surveys and at 16 workshops held in California, Oregon and Washington in 2007-08. To read the report click here.