The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH Council) was convened by Senate Bill 1039 in 2017, which specified the 13 seats and representation of Oregon interests on the Council. Meeting for the first time in 2018, the Oregon Coordinating Council on OAH has been implementing the legislature's vision of this Council, serving as a diverse stakeholder group that provides science-based recommendations to the State about our changing ocean for the past five years. Since its inception, this diverse body has completed three biennial Reports to the Legislature and Oregon's first OAH Action Plan.
The OAH Council members serve on a voluntary appointment that bring together unique experiences and expertise to facilitate collaboration, inclusion, and diversity in the Council’s ongoing work. These members join from state agencies, universities, federal programs, industry representatives, Tribal governments, non-government organizations, and the Governor’s office. During the past two years, the Council welcomed a new Council co-chair and seven new members. The Council’s achievements continue to propel their efforts in building momentum for continued action and support as they continue moving forward under the Council’s guiding Principles: understand, recommend, and implement.


OAH Timeline of events, as projected through 2025


Introductory OAH Council Documents

These documents are part of the OAH Council Member Informational Packet and will be discussed at the January 25, 2018 Meeting


*All OAH Council documents are also available through the documents module in the right margin of all OAH Council pages.