This is a summary report of preliminary recommendations for the Oregon State
University: Hatfield Marine Science Center, located in Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon
as this institution prepares to embark on the development of an earthquake and tsunami
pre-disaster mitigation plan. This report describes our preliminary recommendations,
lessons from the past, benefits of a plan, discusses FEMA’s four planning phases and
includes attached appendix information.
We recommend that Hatfield develop plans in accordance with Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)’s Disaster Resistant Universities (DRU) and the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s TsunamiReady communities.
Furthermore, this summary report may also be used in conjunction with the recent
evaluations for OSU-Hatfield in the report completed by Howard Pierpont titled “Oregon
State University: Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon”, herein referred to
as the Pierpont report. A copy of this report, which includes an OSU-Hatfield site
location map, is included in Appendix A.