Oregon State University

Our Research

Our research projects are organized into research themes.

Current research themes:

Ocean floor

 

Marine Ecosystems and Habitats

Research in this theme emphasizes ecosystem monitoring by both new and established tools and approaches; large-scale environmental and small-scale process studies for understanding ecosystem health, habitat function, and environmental change; modeling and forecasting activities that make extensive use of current and past ecological, environmental and socio-economic data.

 

Zooplankton

 

Protection and Restoration of Marine Resources

Research conducted under this theme is multidisciplinary in nature, combining the areas of social sciences, fishery resource economics and stock assessment, spatial planning, and genetics for managed   species! in marine as well as estuarine habitats.

 

JASON deployment

 

 

Seafloor Processes

Research conducted within this theme assesses the effects of seafloor spreading-center activity, volcanism and hydrothermal systems on the physical, chemical and biological components of the world oceans through the use of the most advanced technologies in the area of acoustics, seafloor imaging, and physical, chemical, and biological oceanography.

 

 

 

Hydrophone deployment

 

Marine Bioacoustics

Research in this theme involves the use of acoustic monitoring in coastal and deep-ocean environments as an efficient survey method for gathering information from remote areas of the global oceans.

 

 

We have three research groups:

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Contact Info

Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365
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