Oregon State University's College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is at the forefront of observing and understanding our ever-changing planet. As the new dean, I am inspired by the college's scientists and problem-solvers, people who are dedicated to foundational research that is truly changing the world.
Faculty and student researchers in the college are helping to understand marine dead zones, climate change, hazards, harmful algal blooms, changing landscapes and the impact to society, wave energy potential and interactions between ocean conditions and commercial fishing stocks. Foundational and use-inspired research allows stakeholders to make informed choices about natural resources and benefits the people who depend upon them.
This publication provides a snapshot of the college's outstanding people who are breaking boundaries and advancing our understanding of the Earth system. We hope you enjoy learning about what we've accomplished in the 2015-2016 academic year.
Roberta Marinelli, dean