Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Research Highlights 2013-14

Feature Stories

Our roots go deep at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Our century-long contribution to the geosciences is coupled with more than 50 years of premier research in ocean science. Together, our programs encompass the Earth as an integrated system – from atoms, to oceans, to the atmosphere.

In these highlights, you can read about the many ways our faculty are tackling fundamental problems, such as the origins of the Earth's magnetic field, the unforeseen consequences of deep-ocean exploitation, and the link between sea level rise and the Greenland ice sheet. The Ocean Observatories Initiative has made headway in deploying coastal infrastructure components that will give us unprecedented data for improved detection and forecasting of environmental changes to the ocean and seafloor. The Regional Class Research Vessel project recently completed key milestones in the design phase that will help create the next generation of ships for coastal science. Meanwhile, we welcome new faculty whose expertise in GIS, natural hazards, ocean physics, and more will complement existing programs and help build new research fronts.

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