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Coast, Ocean, and Marine

Aquaculture is the breeding, rearing and harvesting of fish, shellfish, plants, algae, and other organisms in fresh or salt water. 

Coastal hazards may be catastrophic such as earthquakes or tsunamis, or chronic, such as coastal erosion, landslides, windthrow and flooding.

The Oregon coast has long been a place utilized for food, recreation, relaxation, and cultural practice. Ocean planning is key to balancing the complex networks of coastal users, while protecting the sustainability of diverse ecosystems along the coast and just offshore.

Enhancing the visibility of the coastal and marine research and associated data collected along the Oregon coast.

Over the past 250 years, rapid growth in fossil fuel burning and land use changes have caused a dramatic rise in CO2; emissions. As a result the average acidity of the surface ocean has increased about 30% since 1750.