Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Studying the Nearshore at Oregon State

Feature Stories

It's been called the biting edge of the sea. The nearshore ocean is the place where water meets land, where people recreate and fish. It's also where hazards can hit and put people in harm's way. Learn how Oregon State University researchers are inventing, developing, and testing a number of innovative ways to study the nearshore and help people safely recreate our beaches.