Oregon Sea Grant
We support an array of interdisciplinary research in the biological sciences. For example, Peter Ruggiero and his students have conducted important coastal geomorphology mapping and assessments including a new project that is assessing the cumulative effects of sea level rise and increased wave heights. We also work closely with Jonathan Allen of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) on developing coastal erosion impact assessments. We have partnered with them and others to produce several explanatory videos and publications for public and professional use. Through these projects and others, our faculty and staff have become highly knowledgeable in the biophysical science behind risks present along the coast.