aboutState of the Coast is the coastal conference where everybody from scientists to industries to average citizens can network with, get updates on, and engage in current and future issues and opportunities facing Oregon’s marine environment.

Built on a rich history, State of the Coast continues to grow and change annually. Each year it will be held in one of Oregon’s lovely coastal communities, providing participants the opportunity to learn, share, and keep abreast of what’s going on in Oregon’s marine environment. Our goal is to provide relevant and timely content delivered through a variety of effective and fun learning and networking opportunities.

The conference is planned by Oregon Sea Grant with the guidance from a Planning Committee of diverse partners.

Sea Grant Working Group
Flaxen Conway, co-chair
Jamie Doyle, co-chair
Megan Kleibacker
Anne Hayden-Lesmeister

2018 Planning Committee

  • Ann Farrell-Matthews, SOCC
  • Christina Geierman,  North Bend High School
  • Scott Heppell, OSU
  • Bob Kemp, Fisherman
  • Ron Metzger, SOCC
  • Charlie Plybon, Surfrider Foundation
  • Charles Robinson, OSU/Arts Engagement
  • Steve Rumrill,  ODFW
  • Jenni Schmidt,  South Slough NERR
  • Maya Watts,  UO/OIMB
  • Bree Yednock,  South Slough NERR