Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences


CEOAS researchers in the field

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is built on a foundation of outstanding faculty who work together to solve today's complex, interdisciplinary environmental challenges. Our research covers a broad span, including basic research on physical, chemical and biological processes in the solid Earth, ocean and atmosphere. We also have research excellence in key societal issues, including climate change, natural hazards, resource exploration/exploitation, and the human dimensions of these issues.

Areas of expertise and focus include:

The college offers diverse funded research opportunities for graduate students, from microbial ecology in the Arctic to seismic wave propagation.


students on bridge

Research Highlights

Sediment-laden glacial outwash

The Story in the Sediment

Redwoods, photo by Jay Sturner

Fog That Nourishes Redwoods

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Research Field Map

research groups

Research Groups & Institutes

research opportunities

Opportunities & Funding

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

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Graduate Student Research

Theses, Dissertations and Student Research Papers – Collections at ScholarsArchive@OSU: