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The Hatfield Marine Science Center is 50 years young - help us honor the past and celebrate the future


The marine and coastal environments of the Pacific Northwest are a pristine and important resource for the nation. For more than five decades, the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center has conducted research and provided educational opportunities for students and life-long learners of all ages to promote the conservation of these environments and their natural resources. During that time, HMSC has grown into the largest marine laboratory in the Pacific Northwest, and has hosted millions of visitors to its public education facilities. In addition to Oregon State University and our federal and state agency partners, many in the coastal and regional community support HMSC's mission of research, education, and outreach in marine sciences through collaborative partnerships.

The Friends of Hatfield Marine Science Center support HMSC as donors and volunteers. This membership organization provides vitalMember-Only Event 2013 assistance to HMSC to educate the public about cutting edge marine science, support students through scholarships and equipment purchases, and promote responsible stewardship of our marine resources through outreach and education. 

Be a part of our HMSC Community! By joining Friends of Hatfield Marine Science Center with your tax-deductible donation or by volunteering, you will support these research and education programs while learning about exciting new developments and opportunities in marine science. 

Friends of HMSC Members

  • receive Upwelling, the Friends' Newsletter, three times each year
  • learn about HMSC seminar series, scientific forums, and public programs
  • participate in Member-Only Events with HMSC scientists, hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes tours


To donate, click here or on the "Make a Gift" button. For more information, contact Maryann Bozza, HMSC Program Manager at 541-867-0234 or by email