Past Exhibitors


In 2024, we have 48 hands-on exhibits from research labs and programs based at Hatfield. Below is a list of the research labs who participated and a short description of their work.


NOAA PMEL Acoustics Program Stop by and listen to the sound of the sea. The work in this program works to understand the sounds in the sea.
Aquaculture - COMES Learn about the work being done in Oregon aquaculture - dulse, oysters and more
Oregon Sea Grant Check out these virtual reality apps - DIVE4Ocean Literacy Tsunami Resilience Virtual Reality and the DIVE4Ag Oyster Aquaculture Virtual Reality
USDA ARS Pacific Shellfish Research Unit This exhibit is an introduction in to the newly established Pacific Shellfish Research Unit. Learn about what types of research they do, what their mission is and what they are currently doing at HMSC!
Big Fish Lab - COMES Meet the team at the Big Fish Lab and learn how they study the secret lives of sharks
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Stress Lab - COMES Learn about the work being done by the PNW Consortium on Plastics
Fish Disease Lab This lab works on applied vaccine research in aquaculture
Fisheries Genetics - COMES Marine fisheries genomics, conservation and behavior
Heppell Lab This lab studies nearshore fisheries on the Oregon coast.
Integrated Marine Fisheries Lab Field, lab and computer-based methods to estimate the status of marine fish species
Marine and Anadromous Fisheries Ecology Lab - COMES Learn about anadromous fish off the coast of Oregon
NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center This lab focuses on climate impacts on Alaskan fishery species
NOAA and NWFSC Fisheries Observation Science Program Fisheries Observation Science on the West Coast: Science to support sustainable U.S. West Coast fisheries.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Research Team - 9 Exhibits The ODFW team will be gathered in MSB Room 146 and they have a LOT going on. There exhibits include: Oregon Shellfish, Harmful Algae Blooms, Counting Rockfish, Underwater Robotics, Gear Interactions, Estimating Harvests, Fish Aging, Bottom Fish Identification, and a touch tank!
State Fisheries Genetics Lab - COMES TBD
Oregon Sea Grant Marine Education Program This room is full of hands-on activities - ideal for our younger visitors and those who are young at heart.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Learn about the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex - it's for wildlife and people!
Seabird Oceanography Lab What can seabirds teach us about our oceans? Stop by this exhibit and learn about the research being done at the Seabird Oceanography Lab.
Marine Mammal Institute Oregon State University’s center of excellence in marine mammal research, education, and outreach
Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafauna Lab (GEMM Lab) What do drones, poop, tags and remote sensing have in common? They are all tools we use to study whales! Come learn more at our table.
Lab for Animal Behavioral Interaction Research (Labirinto) Dolphin-Human Interactions: the good, the bad and the fishy
Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network Learn about this unique program that monitors stranded marine mammals on the Oregon coast.
Oregon Coast Aquarium Marine Mammals
Coastal Boundary Dynamics Research Group Learn about sediment transport on the Oregon coast in this exhibit.
Hatfield Innovation Lab Learn all about Hatfield prototyping lab. The iLab is located in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building. Check it out!
PacWave Stop by the PacWave exhibit to learn about the work they are doing testing wave energy for the future.
Pacific Marine Energy Center Visit LEGO Beach where ocean waves make electricity.
School of CBEE Polymer Lab Futile to Utile: Turning waste ocean plastics in to diesel fuel
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers This exhibit features the USACE channel maintenance and opportunities for beneficial use of dredged material.
Friends of Otter Rock Learn about the Friends of Otter Rock Marine Reserve where science and stewardship meet.
Mueller Lab Eelgrass - learn about this plant and the critical role it plays in the health of our ocean.
Oregon State University's Small Boat Program Climb aboard one of OSU's Small Research Vessel - R/V Kalipi
OSU Diving Program Learn about OSU divers and work.
Hatfield Student Organization Hatfield Student Organization Swag Sales
Marine and Coastal Opportunities and Ocean11 Marine Club Learn about the opportunities for students to study marine science on the OSU campus and on the coast.
OSU Fish and Wildlife Club Get a close-up look at this specimen exhibit of animals from the Oregon coast.
Newport Hydrographic Line Ecosystem Studies Learn about the diversity of marine plankton and its importance to our marine ecosystem.
Plankton Ecology Lab Meet the Plankton!
Seascape Ecology Lab Seascape Snapshots: Take a journey into the world of phytoplankton using IFCB technology