Hatfield Marine Science Center

Improving scientific understanding and applying that knowledge to
social, economic, and environmental solutions.

Hatfield Science on Tap

returns in-person Thursday, May 19 @ 6 pm

Join us for a conversation with Scott Baker, OSU Professor, and Associate Director of the Cetacean Conservation & Genomics Lab. Baker will report on the results of a recent expedition to investigate the recovery of whales around South Georgia and on the genetic analysis of bones scattered along the shore of South Georgia from whales killed more than 100 years ago.

On the Leading Edge

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is a distinguished marine laboratory located in Newport, Oregon.

Now in its 54th year of operation, HMSC serves as Oregon State University’s coastal campus and as an oceanographic research base for six state and federal agencies. It is also a resource for K-12 educators and the public.

At HMSC, we excel in student research opportunities and experiential instruction. We host a thriving summer internship program and offer an array of academic programs for students in community college through post-doc.

Expanding our campus

The Marine Studies Building houses innovative classrooms and labs design to foster collaboration between disciplines and nurture the next generation of problem solvers.

Historically, academia has been committed to producing specialists. Today, we recognize the need for exceptional multi-disciplinary generalists to address the issues of our day.

With this goal in mind, we are expanding our curriculum and training to include the humanities, social sciences, and arts to answer the call for the next generation’s needs.