Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Research Highlights 2014-15

Feature Stories

As the interim dean for the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, I am honored to lead this internationally recognized institution in the Earth systems sciences. It's a good time to be dean. Oregon State University is ranked among the strongest Earth and environmental sciences programs in the world by the journal Nature, and we continue to publish research that breaks new ground or shapes the policy and management of our natural resources.

There are many examples of our impact throughout this publication. Chris Goldfinger's expertise on the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the seismic reality facing the Pacific Northwest recently garnered national attention and has helped to spur legislative action to improve our infrastructure. The Ocean Observatories Initiative made major headway on the "Endurance Array" that will give scientists and citizens unprecedented access to information about our oceans — from marine "dead zones" to wave energy potential. We have geographers and water experts who are using cutting-edge tools to understand insect outbreaks and ensuing landscape changes, and how pollution moves in streams.

As you can see, we have a lot going on at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Thanks for your support.

Roy Haggerty, Interim Dean

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