Coastal Research

Coastal Research

Coastal Research

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

With this coastal research site, the Oregon Coastal and Ocean Information Network (OCOIN) seeks to facilitate greater knowledge, information and data sharing by scientific professionals, policy makers, and other decision makers working within Oregon’s coastal communities and environment.
OCOIN aims to unite coastal research data sources for Oregon and the West Coast and make them more accessible to data users and data producers.
OCOIN facilitates collaboration among policy makers, managers, and researchers working on coastal and marine projects to promote the use of scientific data in decision making.
Redesigned mapping tool with locations of current, on-going and completed coastal research projects on the Oregon coast with links to corresponding data resources.

Articles & Stories

Third e-newsletter for the Oregon Coastal and Ocean Information Network (OCOIN): Quarantine Edition.
Agenda for the 4th Annual Oregon Coastal and Ocean Information Network (OCOIN) meeting and second...
Article on what to expect when you begin a partnership with the Oregon Coastal and Ocean...
Second e-newsletter for the Oregon Coastal and Ocean Information Network (OCOIN): Diving into 2020
OCOIN article that describes the 3 easy steps to help decision-makers understand how to utilize the...

Maps and Tools

The Coastal Research Explorer shows the locations of current, on-going and completed coastal... more

Data Collections

The NWFSC's mission is to conduct the science necessary to conserve marine and anadromous species... more

About This Topic

Development of the Oregon Explorer Coastal Research site and the Coastal Research Explorer tool has been a collaboration among:

OSU Libraries and Press: OSU Libraries and Press engages with the OSU community and the people of Oregon in their pursuit of knowledge. The OSULP partnership with the Institute for Natural Resources supports delivery of information and services related to the protection and management of Oregon's vitally important natural resources through the Oregon Explorer natural resources digital library.

Institute for Natural Resources: The Institute for Natural Resources provides Oregonians with ready access to current, relevant science-based information, methods, and tools for better understanding natural resource management challenges and developing solutions. INR co-manages the Oregon Explorer with OSULP.

Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development: The Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development supports the creation and implementation of comprehensive plans that reflect and balance the statewide planning goals, the vision of citizens, and the interests of local, state, federal and tribal governments.The Oregon Coastal Management Program is Oregon’s federally recognized coastal zone management program, authorized through the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972.  The OCMP is housed within the Department of Land Conservation and Development, and has a mission to work in partnership with local governments, state and federal agencies and other stakeholders to foster livable, resilient communities by ensuring that coastal and ocean resources are managed, conserved and developed consistent with Oregon’s coastal program authorities.

Portland State University - Environmental Science & Management: The PSU ESM program studies the interactions between society and the physical, chemical, ecological, and biological processes that structure and maintain ecosystems through an interdisciplinary approach.
The Coastal Research site and the Coastal Research Explorer tool were launched on December 1, 2017. 


Funding was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through a grant secured by OSU and subcontracted to PSU. Additional in-kind support provided by OSU Libraries and Press, the Institute for Natural Resources, and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development.