Coastal Hazards

Coastal Hazards

Coastal Hazards

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

Articles & Stories

Photo credit: Randy Baumhover, Shore Acres State Park, Oregon (2014)The term “biophysical”...
Floods Floods are a common hazard in Oregon. The damaging effects of a flood can be local or...
When faced with the question of how climate change will affect Oregon wetlands, the current answer...
Photo Credit: Tiffany Woods, Oregon Sea Grant (2016) Coastlines are beautiful and appealing places...
Coastal erosion is a natural process that continually affects the Oregon coast. Erosion becomes a...

Maps and Tools

With hundreds of map layers available to draw from, you can use the Oregon Explorer Map Viewer... more

Data Collections

ShoreZone is an online inventory of the biology and geology of North America's Pacific coast from... more