"Agency-OSU collaboration began in 1970 with the co-location of ODFW at the Marine Science Center, followed by the EPA in 1972. The original attraction was the Newport facility’s state-of-the-art seawater laboratories for experimental wet lab research. As the level of collaboration increased, however, agency research increased to 8 different programs housed in 6 agency buildings. Today, the level of academic and interagency collaboration is unprecedented at a marine laboratory."

George Boehlert, HMSC Director, 2002-2012

Links to HMSC's federal and state agency partners:HMSC aerial view

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration