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Oregon Ocean Science Trust


The Oregon Ocean Science Trust is an independent nonprofit dedicated to increasing knowledge and understanding of Oregon's ocean and coastal resources in collaboration with scientists and policymakers. Established by the Oregon state legislature in 2013, the Trust provides a link between the State and ocean research and monitoring. The Trust has five voting members appointed by the State Land Board, and two nonvoting members from the legislature (one Senator and one Representative).

The Department of State Lands provides facility and administrative support for Trust meetings. The Trust receives funds through the Oregon Ocean Science Fund, which is established in the Oregon State Treasury and is separate and distinct from the General Fund and the Common School Fund.

Meetings and Materials

The Trust generally meets the first Wednesday of every quarter from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. and meetings are open for the public to attend. To provide public comment during a meeting, contact by 10 a.m. the day before the meeting. Meeting agendas, including how to participate remotely online are posted prior to the meeting and you can subscribe here to receive email notices.

​OOST Board Quarterly Meeting
   ​July 10, 2024 12:00 PM–3:00 PM

This meeting will be open to the public to attend in-person and virtually. 

In-person location: Hatfield Marine Science Center | Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building, Classroom 164 | 2030 SE Marine Science Drive | Newport, OR | 97365

​Virtual option:​ Join the meeting with GoToMeeting link:
Meeting ID: 851 1191 9008 and Passcode: 4theOcean!
Call in information: (571) 317-3112
Access Code: 438-756-733

  • 12:00 PM–12:05 PM: Welcome, introductions, opening comments, approval of previous meeting  summary – Chair Laura Anderson
  • 12:05 PM–1:10 PM: OOST ocean and coastal grant project presentations
    • Tour the Hatfield Marine Science Center Climate Monitoring Station (Marnie Jo Zirbel) (45 minutes)
    • Oregon ocean acidification and hypoxia messaging campaign – Final report (Nancy Hotchkiss, Pathways Collaborative) (20 minutes)
  • 1:10 PM–1:30 PM: Results of audit by ESP Advisors – Key Next Steps – Laura Anderson, Lisa DeBruyckere
  • 1:30 PM–2:00PM: Review draft fundraising plan and next steps – Shannon Browne
  • 2:00 PM–2:45 PM: OOST Communications Plan – Cory Archer
    • ​Communications Packet (key messages, OOST priorities, formula for writing project success stories, 2-3 presentation slides, OOST priorities publication, legislative one-pager, emails to legislative committee assistants to get on Fall committee calendars for OOST presentations)
  • ​2:45 PM–2:55 PM: Public Comment
  • 2:55 PM–3:00 PM: Other business, closing remarks
  • 3:00 PM: Adjourn

Meeting materials will be added as they become available.

July 10, 2024 Meeting Agenda (PDF) link

​Agenda items and times are subject to change. DSL will make reasonable accommodation 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.​

Below are meeting materials from the past two years. See the archive of all meeting materials on the Oregon Ocean Science Trust website here.


Oregon Ocean Science Trust

State of Oregon
Linda Safina-Massey, Executive Assistant, Department of State Lands
Geoffrey Huntington, Senior Natural Resources Policy Advisor, Governor's Office