The Oregon Task Force on Nearshore Research was developed by the state legislature with the passage of House Bill 3106, at the end of the 2007-2009 session. The purpose of the Task Force is to “make recommendations to ensure the protection and utilization of Oregon’s nearshore resources.”

More specifically, the bill charged the Task Force to develop recommendations on a long-term funding and coordination strategy to meet the state’s nearshore research priorities and provide guidance on how the task force will implement the intent of the bill.

The Task Force completed its report titled “Recommended Long-Term Funding and Coordination Strategy for Implementing Nearshore Priorities of Oregon” on July 30, 2010 and, as required by HB 3106, submitted it to the Governor and Emergency Board.

The membership list of the Nearshore Research Task Force may be found here: pdf Nearshore Research Task Force Membership List (41 KB)

Final Report

The Oregon Task Force on Nearshore Research has completed its recommendations and, as required, has submitted its report to the Governor and the Oregon Emergency Board.

This report titled “Recommended Long-Term Funding and Coordination Strategy for Implementing Nearshore Priorities of Oregon” can be downloaded here.

  pdf Task_Force_on_Nearshore_Research_Report_Final (131.42 kB) (4.46 MB)

The Task Force accepted written public comments (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for a period of 30 days (between August 2, 2010 and 5:00 p.m. August 31, 2010) . All written comments are public record and can be viewed at the link below.

  pdf Public Comments on the Final Task Force Report (147 KB)


Prior Meetings of the Nearshore Task Force

July 22 and 23, 2010

University Place Hotel and Conference Center, Portland, OR.


Minutes from this meeting are not yet available. They will be posted as soon as possible.

Other Documents

The Task Force is working on a draft report to describe funding and coordination strategy for nearshore research. During the July meeting the Task Force will work on finalizing this draft document; this report has changed based on meeting discussions.

pdf NRTFWorkingDraft_July_8 (186.02 kB) (186 KB)


June 28-29, 2010

Hallmark Resort, Newport, OR


  pdf   (142 KB) pdf Approved June 28-29 Meeting Minutes (1.16 MB) .

Other Documents

Note this document has significantly changed as a result of discussions at the June 28-29 meeting.

  pdf Task Force Working Document, June 24, 2010 (215.83 kB) (215 KB)


June 3-4, 2010

Salbasgeon Suites, Corvallis, OR.

  pdf NRTF Draft June 3-4 Agenda (178.37 kB 2010-05-27 09:49:43) (178 KB)


  pdf   (60 KB) pdf Approved June 3-4 Meeting Minutes (103 KB)

Other Documents

Discussion document on elements of an Institutional Framework. Note that this is a draft document that will be substantially updated at subsequent meetings.

  pdf Draft Institutional Elements 1-4 (357.33 kB) (357 KB)


May 4, 2010

Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, OR

  pdf Draft Agenda for the May Meeting (220 KB)


pdf NRTF_Minutes_4May2010_Approved (38 KB)


  pdf Massachusetts Ocean Plan (1.25 MB) (1.25 MB)


March 29 and 30, 2010

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Charleston, OR

  pdf NRTF March Draft Meeting Agenda (157 KB)


  pdf NRTF March Meeting Minutes (240 KB)


Amber Mace on behalf of the California Ocean Science Trust

  pdf pdf California Ocean Science Trust (1.26 MB 2010-04-05 10:43:38) (1.26 MB)

Jenna Borberg on the National Academies of Science

  pdf pdf National Academies of Science (1.58 MB 2010-04-05 12:58:32) (1.58 MB)

Craig Young, Task Force Member, on the Scientific Peer Review Process

  pdf pdf Scientific Peer Review (304.77 kB 2010-04-07 10:47:25) (304 KB)


February 18, 2010

Best Western Agate Beach, Newport, OR


  pdf pdf February 18 Draft Meeting Agenda (152 KB)


 pdf pdf pdf NRTF_Feb18MeetingMinutes_FINAL


January 21 and 22, 2010

Hallmark Resort, Newport, Oregon


  pdf pdf January 21-22 Draft Meeting Agenda (107 KB)


  pdf pdf NRTF_Jan2010_Minutes_APPROVED (89 KB)


Statewide and Regional Science Models

pdf Science Models Panel_Intro pdf

pdf SEA GRANT_Brandt_NRTF_Jan_2010 (1.6 MB 2010-01-29 13:39:30)

pdf COMES_Sylvia_NRTF_Jan_2010 (1.26 MB 2010-01-29 13:37:35)

pdf ODFW_Fox_NRTF_Jan_2010 (1.05 MB 2010-01-29 13:40:30)

pdf NOAA_Brown_NRTF_Jan_2010 (1.86 MB 2010-01-29 13:46:23)

pdf NANOOS_Allan_NRTF_Jan_2010 (1.71 MB 2010-01-29 13:45:03)

pdf OOI_Barth_NRTF_Jan_2010 (1.27 MB 2010-01-29 13:42:34)

pdf PISCO_Menge_NRTF_Jan_2010 (1.12 MB 2010-01-29 13:55:35)

Additional presentations will be posted as they become available.

Other Documents

State Ocean Frameworks and companion diagrams

pdf Oregon Framework and Evaluation (77.8 kB 2010-01-15 10:06:14)

pdf Washington Framework and Evaluation (81.26 kB 2010-01-15 10:05:33)

pdf California Framework and Evaluation (60.63 kB 2010-01-15 10:04:57)

pdf Massachusetts Framework and Evaluation (72.82 kB 2010-01-15 12:19:22)

pdf Rhode Island Framework and Evaluation (37.57 kB 2010-01-15 10:03:43)

pdf New Zealand Framework and Evaluation (115.42 kB 2010-01-15 10:03:12)


pdf Diagrams_Of_State_Frameworks (436.63 kB 2010-02-03 16:34:25)

Questions for Comparing State Frameworks and Evaluations

pdf State Framework Comparison Questions_Updated (29.28 kB 2010-01-29 15:35:26)


December 2-3, 2009

Hallmark Resort, Newport, OR


pdf Meeting Agenda, Dec 2nd - 3rd 2009


(Approved on January 21, 2010)

pdf NRTF_Dec09_Minutes_APPROVED

Other Documents

Oregon Nearshore Marine Resource Management Strategy

West Coast Governors' Agreement on Ocean Health

Territorial Sea Plan

West Coast Regional Marine Research and Information Needs

Background Documents

pdf House Bill 3106 (25.82 kB 2009-12-01 13:57:38)

pdf NRTF Overview (82.2 kB 2010-01-12 17:14:59)

pdf Task Force Membership List (41.19 kB 2010-01-15 09:36:52)

pdf Goal 19 - Ocean Resources, OAR 660-015-0010(4) (23.64 kB 2009-12-09 13:42:01)

pdf NRTF "101" Presentation (2.67 MB 2010-04-07 10:56:22)