Hatfield Marine Science Center

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

Marine Science Day 2021 Went Virtual

If you missed the event, the site will be open all year. Visit to watch recorded talks, learn about our research in the Exhibit Hall, check out Kid Zone activities, and enjoy the art posted in the Community Art Gallery.

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.