Conducting marine research often requires you have access to marine habitats above and possibly below the water. HMSC works hard to facilitate this process by using small boats, research vessels or scientific divers. Here are some links for more information on each of these programs.
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences operates research vessels out of the Ship Operations facility located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon.
All persons conducting scientific diving under the auspices of Oregon State University (OSU) must be authorized to do so and have their dive plans approved by the OSU Diving Safety Officer (DSO) and Diving Control Board (DCB).
Any person utilizing small boats (motorized or non-motorized) for research or educational activities under the auspices of OSU must meet OSU standards and policies and have their boating projects approved by the OSU Diving and Boating Safety Officer (DBSO) or designee.