Scientists Seek Tsunami Transponders

EUGENE, Ore. —   If you’re heading to an Oregon beach any time soon, scientists say they need your help. They’re asking beachcombers and anglers to be on the lookout for bright orange transponders along the shore. The floating devices are about the size of a 2-liter soda bottle. They were set in the ocean from … Continue reading »

OSU Research VP to NOAA

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The White House is appointing someone from Oregon State University to be the Chief Scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The White House selected Rick Spinrad, who’s the Vice President for Research at OSU. As the Chief Scientist, he will help drive policy and program direction at the agency. “It’s … Continue reading »

Local Teacher Sets Sail with NOAA

EUGENE, Ore. – A local teacher plans to set sail for a 19-day surveying trip in Alaska, Monday. Julia Harvey, a science teacher at South Eugene High School, will assist the scientists on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Oscar Dyson ship for a 19-day survey of Alaskan Pollock. Harvey will participate in this cruise … Continue reading »

Senators Introduce Tsunami Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon’s two U.S. senators are pushing legislation to help pay for tsunami debris cleanup on the West Coast. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, introduced the Tsunami Debris Cleanup Reimbursement Act on Thursday. If passed, it would give the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the … Continue reading »