The 2013 Legislature established the Oregon Ocean Science Trust and Fund (ORS 196.565-569).
The duties of the Trust are to:
- Promote peer-reviewed, competitive research and monitoring that leads to increased knowledge and understanding of Oregon's ocean and coastal resources.
- Promote innovative, collaborative, community-oriented, multi-institutional approaches to research and monitoring related to Oregon's ocean and coastal resources.
- Enhance the state's capacity for peer-reviewed scientific ocean and coastal research.
- Subject to available funding, establish and execute a competitive grant program to conduct research and monitoring related to Oregon's ocean and coastal resources.
The site contains member contact information, meeting summaries, reports, and information on rule making activities related to the Trust.