A Media Fellowship Program
    Sponsored by Oregon State University
    July 22-25, 2018, Corvallis and Newport, Oregon

    Meet the 2018 Marine Science Media Fellows

    Our coasts are changing. Seas are rising and warming. Storms are intensifying. Fisheries are in jeopardy. Waves offer a potential source of energy for the future. Underlying these global trends are a changing climate and a growing coastal population.

    The Oregon coast is the ideal laboratory to study these trends. And scientists from Oregon State University - whose oceanography program is ranked third in the world - are the ideal experts to talk about the natural and human factors affecting our oceans.

    You’re invited to join researchers from Oregon State University, state and federal organizations and a community of people on the Oregon coast, for an in-depth, three-day program covering major coastal ocean topics.

    Program highlights

    The three-day fellowship program includes sessions at Oregon State’s main campus in Corvallis and its Hatfield Marine Science Center on the coast in Newport.

    • Tour Oregon State’s wave research facility, which is the world’s largest tsunami simulation basin and a site to test wave energy devices.
    • See how Oregon State researchers build and maintain underwater ocean gliders and buoys that monitor ocean conditions.
    • Visit one of the world’s largest repositories of oceanic sediment cores.
    • Tour the Oregon Hatchery Research Center and learn about hatchery practices and their effects on salmon in the wild..
    • Learn about whale monitoring research, including using drones to track whale behavior.
    Costs and application

    Participation in the program is limited to 12 journalists. Apply online here. The deadline for applications is May 1. Applicants will be notified by May 25 whether they have been accepted.

    The program is open to journalists, including freelancers, working for print, broadcast and online media organizations. Oregon State University will provide lodging, meals and local transportation. Your only costs are for travel to and from Oregon State University. Journalists based in countries outside the United States and journalists who are not United States citizens are eligible. 

    Topics
    • Climate change
    • Wave energy
    • Salmon hatcheries
    • Tsunamis
    • Beach erosion
    • Ocean acidification
    • Whale monitoring
    • Research ships
    • Crabs and oysters
    • Aquaculture
    Contact

    Sean Nealon, News Editor
    Oregon State University
    A416 Kerr Administration Building
    Corvallis, OR 97331, 541-737-0787
    sean.nealon@oregonstate.edu