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Marine Science through Collaborative Partnerships

The US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service at HMSC partners with OSU and the shellfish aquaculture industry in the Pacific Northwest region to address industry and ecological issues. 

Find links to HMSC news, events, weather, Octocam and more at Marine Science Central


OSU News Release

OSU part of major grant to study Southern Ocean carbon cycle

Sep 9, 2014
A new six-year, $21 million initiative funded by the NSF will explore the role of carbon and heat exchanges in the vast Southern Ocean – and their potential impacts on climate change.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Study: Pacific Northwest shows warming trend over past century-plus

Sep 2, 2014
Annual mean temperature in the Northwest has warmed by about 1.3 degrees (F) since the early 20th century – a warming trend that has been accelerating over the past 3-4 decades.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Study provides new look at ancient coastline, pathway for early Americans

Aug 26, 2014
The Northwest coast looked vastly different 14,000 years ago from what scientists previously thought, and the exposed land mass may have allowed the First Americans to enter the region.… Read full story.

OSU researchers tagging whales off southern California

Aug 25, 2014
OSU researchers are tagging blue and fin whales off southern California as a follow-up to their landmark 15-year analysis on blue whale distribution published last month.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Science study: Sunlight, not microbes, key to CO2 in Arctic

Aug 21, 2014
A new study published in Science concludes that sunlight, not bacteria, is the key to converting organic carbon stored in Arctic tundra into carbon dioxide.… Read full story.

HMSC Seminars and Events


Dr. Jens Koblitz, German Oceanographic Museum, Stralsund, Germany

SAMBAH (Static Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbor Porpoise) is a multinational project with the primary goal of estimating the abundance and spacial-temporal distribution of the critically endangered Baltic Sea…

David Honegger, OSU College of Engineering

Rip currents, tidal jets, and wild frontal features: Some Recent Observations with X-band Marine Radar

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Francis Chan, Dept. of Integrative Biology, OSU

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Kelly Bonoit-Bird, OSU CEOAS

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Andrew Thurber, Assistant Professor, OSU, CEOAS

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Fiona Tomas Nash, OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Tentative Title: Impacts of human stressors on seagrass - herbivore interactions 

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