Marine Studies Initiative
The world's ocean belongs to everyone and its health is critical to our future. Marine habitats are facing new and daunting pressures that threaten their sustainability — from climate change to pollution to dwindling fish stocks.
Global challenges need global champions, and Oregon State University is responding to the challenge with our Marine Studies Initiative. Building on a deep history of nationally ranked programs, world-leading research, and premier facilities, we are pioneering new research and teaching models to help sustain healthy oceans and ensure wellness, environmental health, and economic prosperity for future generations. The Marine Studies Initiative is a university-wide commitment that will have local to global impacts on the economy and environment.
MSI Involvement Across OSU
The Marine Studies Initiative is an interdisciplinary effort that cohesively involves each of Oregon State’s 11 colleges, the university’s Graduate School, the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and the Port Orford Field Station.
Learn more about how the Marine Studies Initiative collaborates with the OSU community here.
Marine Studies Initiative Frequently Asked Questions
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