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​​Ocean Science Trust

About the Oregon Ocean Science Trust

The 2013 Legislature established the Oregon Ocean Science Trust and Fund (ORS 196.565-570). The duties of the Trust are to:
  • Promote peer-reviewed, competitive research and monitoring that leads to increased knowledge and understanding of Oregon's ocean and coastal resources.
  • Promote innovative, collaborative, community-oriented, multi-institutional approaches to research and monitoring related to Oregon's ocean and coastal resources.
  • Enhance the state's capacity for peer-reviewed scientific ocean and coastal research.
  • Subject to available funding, establish and execute a competitive grant program to conduct research and monitoring related to Oregon's ocean and coastal resources.
The Department of State Lands is responsible for providing a facility and administrative support for the meetings of the Trust as needed. The Oregon Ocean Science Fund is established in the State Treasury.

Members

The Trust is composed of five voting members appointed by the State Land Board, and two nonvoting members from the legislature (one Senator and one Representative). The voting members of the Trust are:
  • Executive Director Laura Anderson: Owner, Local Ocean Seafood and Commissioner, Former Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commissioner (Newport)
  • Krystyna Wolniakowski: Executive Director, Columbia River Gorge Commission and former Director, Northwest Region, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (Lake Oswego)
  • Steve Marx: Officer, US Oceans, Pacific, Pew Charitable Trusts (Portland)
  • Shelby Walker: Executive Director, Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University (Corvallis)
  • Vacant position
The two nonvoting members from the Legislature are: 
 
Meetings
10/6/2021 12:00:00 PM

OREGON OCEAN SCIENCE TRUST
Agenda
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
12 PM to 3 PM
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7/7/2021 12:00:00 PM
OREGON OCEAN SCIENCE TRUST
Agenda
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
12 PM to 3 PM
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  • ​12:00   Welcome, introductions, opening comments (Laura Anderson)
      • Approval of meeting summary (Board Members) ​
      • OR Legislative update (Rep. Gomberg & Sen. Anderson, or staff)
  • 12:15   HB 3114 - Next steps and coordination with OAOH Council (Board Members, Caren Braby - ODFW, Jack Barth - OSU)
  •  1:20    Break
  •  1:30    Southern Oregon Coast initiatives update (Tom Calvanese)
      • OSU Port Orford Field Station 
      • Oregon Kelp Alliance 
      • Port of Port Orford Seafood Hub
  • ​​​2:40    Public comment (Public)
  • 2:50    Member updates / Other business (Board Members)
  • 3:00    Adjourn (Laura Anderson)​


4/7/2021 12:00:00 PM


OREGON OCEAN SCIENCE TRUST
Agenda
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
12 PM to 3 PM

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  • 12:00 - Introductions and approval of minutes (Laura Anderson / Board Members)
  • 12:15 - Institute of Natural Resources (Lisa Gaines)
  • 12:45 - Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund (Davia Palmeri / Dr. Karl Wenner) 
  • 1:30 - Break
  • 1:45 - Public comments (Public)
  • 2:00 - Discussion of next steps and new business (Laura Anderson / Board Members)
Meeting Materials 
To be posted upon availability


Agenda items and times are subject to change

​DSL will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 no fewer than 5 business days prior to the event.​


                                                                                                          



1/27/2021 12:00:00 PM

OREGON OCEAN SCIENCE TRUST
Agenda
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
12 PM to 3 PM

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Meeting ID: 833 4853 6781


  • Welcome, introductions, opening comments (Laura Anderson)
  • Approval of July 10, 2020 meeting summary (Board Members)
  • Update on Oregon Marine Reserve Assessment project (Laura Anderson, Shelby Walker​)
  • Oregon Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Council update (Caren Braby)
  • Oregon Coastal and Ocean Information Network (OCOIN) (Wil Klajbor)
  • Public Comments (Public)
  • Member Updates & Other Business (Board Members)
  • Next steps, next meeting, and assignment of tasks (Laura Anderson)
  • Adjourn (Laura Anderson)

Meeting Materials 


Agenda items and times are subject to change

​DSL will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 no fewer than 5 business days prior to the event.​

7/10/2020 9:00:00 AM


OREGON OCEAN SCIENCE TRUST
Agenda
Friday, July 10, 2020
9 AM to 12 PM

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  • Welcome, introductions and opening comments (Laura Anderson)
  • Approval of January 24, 2020 meeting summary (Board Members)
  • Discussion of extending grant eligibility under OAR 141-141-0170 to Oregon Tribes (Board Members)
  • Approval of  141-141 Rule Changes (Board Members)
  • Approval of agreement with Oregon Community Foundation (Board Members)
  • Conditional approval to proceed to grant writing and submission for Oregon Marine Reserves Assessment (Board Members)
  • Member Updates & Other Business (Board Members)
  • Next steps and assignment of tasks (Board Members)
  • Discuss Possible Dates and Topics for Next Meeting (Board Members)
  • Public Comments
  • Adjourn (Laura Anderson)

Meeting Materials


Agenda items and times are subject to change

DSL will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 no fewer than 5 business days prior to the event.                                                                                                        




11/20/2019 3:00:00 PM

The Ocean Science Trust will be holding a meeting beginning at 3 PM on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. The meeting will be held by conference call.

Conference call information:
1-888-278-0296
Participant # 581433

This is a public meeting.

Agenda:
________________________________________________________________________

Topic                                                                                                                          Member
  

Welcome and introductions                                                           Laura Anderson


Administrative Support for OOST                                             Anne Friend & Eric Metz

Approval of September 11 & 25, 2019, meeting summaries   Board Members

Swearing in of appointed members                                      Shelby Walker, Steve Marx

Public Comment

Next steps and assignment of tasks          Board Members

Discuss Possible Dates and Topics for Next Meeting                    Board Members

Adjourn                                                                                                    Laura Anderson


9/25/2019 11:00:00 AM

This will be a conference call of about 15 minutes in length. The only topic on the agenda is to decide if the OOST members are making a recommendation to the Land Board to appoint the candidate to the vacant seat.


Conference line information:
1-888-278-0296
Participant code: 581433​
9/11/2019 9:00:00 AM

​9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Land Board Room
Department of State Lands
775 Summer Street
Salem, OR 97301​





2/15/2019 10:00:00 AM

​Conference call to get a Legislative update.

Meeting Summary

October 2018 meeting summary​

6/1/2017 9:00:00 AM

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dept of State Lands, Mill Creek Room

775 Summer St NE, Salem 97301

12/1/2016 9:00:00 AM

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.​
775 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97301; Rm 201

8/3/2016 1:00:00 PM

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Department of State Lands, Mill Creek Room
775 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97301

6/8/2016 1:00:00 PM

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Oregon Department of State Lands
Land Board Room​​​
775 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97301

1/22/2016 9:00:00 AM

​9:00 AM to 12:00 PM​​​
Department of State Lands
Mill Creek Room
775 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97301​

Audio (available upon request)

11/12/2015 9:00:00 AM

​9:00 AM to 12:00 PM​​​
Department of State Lands
Mill Creek Room
775 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97301​

Audio (available upon request)


Rulemaking Efforts

2020 Rule Change - OOST Fundraising and Grants

The Trust conducted rulemaking in partnership with DSL, allowing the OOST to work with private, nonprofit organizations for fundraising purposes as a result of Senate Bill 753 (2019). Broadly, SB 753 (codified as ORS 196.570), allows the OOST executive director to enter into formal agreements with nonprofit organizations, under which the nonprofit shall solicit gifts, grants, and donations in support of the Trust’s work. The resulting rule change clarifies the OOST’s authority and the parameters for entering into such agreements. 

DSL filed a temporary rule effective March 1, 2020, and was engaged in the permanent rulemaking process since April 2020. The Department held two rule advisory committee (RAC) meetings on April 23 and May 8 to review and comment on the proposed rule language and fiscal impact statement. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was filed with the Secretary of State on June 1, 2020, and the public comment period ran from June 1 through July 1. One public hearing was held remotely by Zoom on June 16, 2020. The draft rule was approved at the Trust's July 10 meeting, and was filed permanent at the end of July. The rule went into effect on August 13, 2020.

Rulemaking materials, including the rule text, supporting documentation, and SOS filings, are found on DSL's website here.

2016 Rule Change - Competitive Grant Program

In 2016-2017, the Trust conducted rulemaking to establish a competitive grant program with the goal of working toward answering priority nearshore research and monitoring questions. The grant program established by this rule change will fund projects to answer these questions, and inform management and policy decisions related to Oregon's nearshore.

A rule advisory committee (RAC) was convened for this effort, and met on October 28, 2016 and November 14, 2016. The public comment period was open from March 1 to April 14, 2017. A public hearing was held on March 16, 2017, at Newport City Hall, during which no comments were received. The Trust reviewed and approved the draft rules at their June 1, 2017 meeting, and the final rule became effective on July 1, 2017.   



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Resources

Contact


Department of State Lands

Andrea Celentano
Policy & Legislative Analyst
Phone: 503-986-5217
andrea.celentano@state.or.us

Kaitlyn Wiggins
Rules & Records Coordinator
Phone: 503-986-5279
kaitlyn.r.wiggins@state.or.us


Governor's Natural Resource Office

Jason Miner
Natural Resources Policy Director
jason.miner@oregon.gov

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