This Cooperative Institute was formed in 2020 through a consortium among the University of Washington, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Oregon State University. Researchers from all three universities contributed to the proposal, whose goal was to showcase our capacity within nine research themes specified by NOAA.

Research Themes

  • Aquaculture science
  • Climate and ocean variability, change, and impacts
  • Earth systems and processes
  • Environmental chemistry and ocean carbon
  • Environmental data science
  • Human dimensions in marine systems
  • Marine ecosystems: Observation, analysis, and forecasts
  • Ocean and coastal observations
  • Polar studies