Support the Coastal Community Challenge! Part of the Marine Studies Initiative, the Coastal Community Challenge seeks to match a generous pledge in support of the Marine Studies Building. The building will host teaching and research facilities for faculty and up to 500 students. The Hatfield Marine Science Center hosts programs from 6 colleges and 4 interdisciplinary centers of Oregon State University, including the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station (COMES), the Cooperative Institute for Marine Resource Studies (CIMRS), the Marine Mammal Institute (MMI), Oregon Sea Grant and the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC).