Slide Stories A collection of perspectives and updates from our team highlighting the challenges and successes of fostering innovative solutions to ocean and coastal problems in today’s world.
Photograph of a volunteer in an orange vest cleaning an oil spill

Science Recommendations and Future Directions of Offshore Oil in California

Highlighting new and past work following the recent 2021 oil spill

California Invests in Science Informed Decision-making

The OPC Science Advisory Team provides a critical venue to bring state leaders and scientists together around pressing ocean and coastal challenges.
Three tugboats push a container ship in towards cranes in a port.

Navigating a Boundary Spanning Organization

A reflection on the importance of boundary spanning organizations
Spots of particulate matter refract under a murky green wave

Tackling the Complexities of Ocean Contaminants

A brief look at deep sea contamination off the Southern California Coast.
Cliffs and a large rock rise out of the shallow water of a beach at Shark Fin Cove. Late afternoon sunlight casts long shadows.
A close-up photo of sea foam on a white sand beach

Reflections of an OST Intern

Reflections from a summer intern and her time at OST
Aerial photo of a rocky coast with houses overlooking the water

Reframing Ocean-Climate Science and Solutions

We partnered with COMPASS to convene 20 leaders in ocean and climate science to discuss issues at the intersection of their collective experience.
Offshore windmills on a cloudy day, looking over the North Sea in Scotland

Ask an Expert: An OST Science Briefing on Offshore Wind in California

Join OST and expert panelists as they discuss the science & technology of offshore wind development in California.
Photo of a sign saying "Dune Restoration Area" at Morro Bay. Morro Rock stands clearly against a blue sky behind the fence and low dunes

New Project Launch: Making Living Shorelines Equitable

Delivering science guidance to ensure nature-based coastal adaptation in California benefits everyone
Aerial photograph of Point Dume, Malibu

Searching for Resilience in 2020

Reflections on leading a climate resilience working group for California’s MPA network during the height of the pandemic (and how it helped us persevere through a challenging year).
Aerial photograph of CA Highway 101 and the coastline. Waves are visible in the water and green hills roll away to the east.

New reports guide adaptive management of California's MPA network

Final reports from two parallel working groups are helping to inform MPA network evaluations and advance our understanding climate change resilience
Gloved hand holding a set of dirty plastic pack rings on a cloudy beach

Leading through Uncertainty

A scientific working group paves a path forward to address microplastic pollution