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Postponed: CHANGING COASTLINES: The Past, Present, and Future of Coastal Oregon (Newport) - *POSTPONED*

In keeping with Oregon State University’s commitment to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19, we have postponed the Newport Changing Coastlines Seminar.

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For thousands of years people have lived along Oregon’s coast and witnessed incredible environmental change.  Since the last glacial period, local sea level rose nearly 425 feet (130 m) and moved inland, submerging a vast coastal plan that had extended more than 30 miles westward.  Sands exposed during lower sea levels were blown inland to create tremendous dune fields.  The relentless geologic machine of the Cascadia Subduction Zone crumpled and warped Oregon’s coastal margin, producing dozens of earthquake and tsunami cycles in the process.  Throughout it all, Oregon’s first coastal peoples made this ever-changing environment their home.  This past record is relevant to our modern lives and holds lessons about how Oregon’s coast may continue to change into the future.


Join Dr. Loren Davis for this seminar and following panel discussion. This event is in Newport, Oregon. There will be a Corvallis seminar on April 29th. 

Thursday, April 30 at 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Pacific Heritage Maritime Museum 333 SE Bay Blvd., Newport, OR 97365

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Lecture or Presentation, Meeting or Discussion

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Academic, Sustainability, Research


Community, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni, Industry Partner





College of Liberal Arts, Marine Studies Initiative


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Virginia Neylon

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