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Oregon Ocean Science Trust Seeking New Members  Deadline to Apply  is
October 10, 2023

The Oregon Ocean Science Trust (OOST) is seeking a volunteer committed to stewardship of Oregon’s ocean and coastal resources to join the seven-member OOST. The new OOST member would be one of five voting members appointed by the State Land Board.


Desired Qualities

· The OOST member must be a resident of Oregon.

· Members must have not less than five years’ experience in competitive granting, marine science, foundations or fiscal assurance.

Member Commitments

· Members are appointed to four-year terms but serve at the pleasure of the State Land Board. Members are eligible for reappointment. The OOST generally meets the first Wednesday of the calendar quarter, either virtually or at the Oregon Department of State Lands offices in Salem.


About the Oregon Ocean Science Trust

In establishing the OOST, the Oregon Legislature created an opportunity for our state to understand how our ocean is changing and to help ensure a thriving coastal environment and economy for future generations. The OOST is charged with:


  • Connecting the many ways ocean science matters for Oregon. Understanding the changes occurring off our coast matters to many, from communities whose economies depend on fishing to the millions of Oregonians and visitors who explore our shoreline every year. The OOST aims to promote innovative, collaborative, community-oriented approaches to research and monitoring of Oregon’s ocean and coastal resources.

  • Supporting science Oregon can count on. By promoting peer-reviewed competitive research and monitoring, the OOST increases the availability of reliable science that answers priority questions for understanding and managing Oregon’s coastal resources.

  • Investing in essential ocean research for a thriving environment and economy. By establishing a competitive grant program, the OOST will put independent science in the hands of the communities, businesses, and governments that need better information about Oregon’s ocean and coastal resources.

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To Be Considered Please submit a letter of interest (electronically) no later than 5pm on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 to Linda Safina-Massey at

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