Congratulations to Professor Steve Dundas, part of a transdisciplinary team that recently won an OSU Team Engagement Award of Excellence at the OSU Engagement Conference.
Pictured left to right: Felicia Olmeta-Schultz, Oregon Sea Grant; Jenna Tilt, CEOAS; Peter Ruggiero, CEOAS; and Steve Dundas, Applied Economics.
The award was for a Oregon Sea Grant project called Oregon Coastal Futures. The award recognized “transdisciplinary teams that have made exemplary strides to become more closely and productively engaged with communities through their teaching/learning, discovery, and service activities.”
Oregon Sea Grant funded this five-year, transdisciplinary research project to address Oregon's coastal natural hazards - both chronic (storms, sea level rise) and acute (earthquakes/tsunamis) - and the influence of climate change on associated hazard risks to people. In addition, any response plans resulting from this work must be cost-effective and increase overall community resilience, including buy-in from stakeholders, especially those most vulnerable to coastal hazard risks.