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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.

Oregon's coast, with its rugged headlands and shifting beaches, along with its susceptibility to natural hazards and its endangered habitats, offers many land use planning challenges.

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

Developing regional solutions from Cascade Head to Cape Perpetua to provide adequate water supplies for water systems and local industry, while providing adequate flows and water quality for fish, wildlife, and our environment.

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.

Increased renewable energy development in Oregon is anticipated in the coming decades, particularly solar energy, wind energy, and associated transmission line development