Hatfield Marine Science Center

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

Science on Tap: A Night of Sharks, Science and Stories

When/Where: Wed., Oct. 5. at 6 p.m. in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building at Hatfield in Newport

Guest Speaker: Taylor Chapple, Assistant Prof., Big Fish Lab, Oregon State University, COMES

Join Taylor Chapple and members of the Big Fish Lab as they explore the 16 species of sharks found off the Oregon coast and take a deep dive inside a shark. The first half of the presentation will be a discussion of the sharks of Oregon. The second half will be an on-site shark dissection. Learn more about this free, family-friendly event. A hybrid option is available.

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.