The Acoustics Lab is part of the Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies. Its acoustic research falls into three areas: ocean ambient sound, geophysical sound, and bioacoustics.

The deck of a rearch vessel fully loaded with equipment for the Ocean Observatories Initiative as it leaves Newport, Oregon.

CIMERS brings together research partners across OSU to assist their NOAA colleagues in tackling complex multidisciplinary issues related to the marine environment and the sustainable use and management of marine resources.

This lab uses a variety of quantitative and empirical tools to investigate the dynamics of marine populations and communities across a range of spatial and temporal scales.

Whale surfaces on sunny day.

The GEMM Lab focuses on the ecology, behavior, health, and conservation of marine megafauna, including cetaceans, pinnipeds, seabirds and sharks.

Saildrone departs Dutch Harbor, AK

NOAA’s PMEL is a federal laboratory that makes critical observations and conducts groundbreaking research to advance our knowledge of the global ocean and its interactions with the earth, atmosphere, ecosystems and climate. 

plankton glowing white on black background

The Plankton Ecology Lab conducts basic and applied research on the ecology of marine fishes and the dynamics of their early life history stages in the plankton.

seabirds flyinig close to research boat

SOL is involved in research focusing on seabird ecology, movement ecology, oceanography and integrated ecosystem studies while providing research and educational opportunities for students. 

The silhouett underwater along a rocky ocean bottom

Predators are integral components of healthy marine ecosystems. They help maintain the systems that provide food, resources, recreation and income to our local communities.

three submerged humpback whales

The WHET lab has pioneered the development of satellite-monitored radio tags to study the movements, critical habitats, and dive characteristics of free-ranging whales and dolphins around the world.