An innovative collaboration

A new partnership between the University of Washington, Oregon State University and University of Alaska Fairbanks, CICOES fosters collaborative, multidisciplinary research across ocean, atmosphere and fishery sciences.

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Photo by Dudley Chelton

We work on:


boat at sunset


Atmospheric research including Arctic circulation and climate variability, air-sea interaction, carbon cycle, aerosol, and land-surface hydrology.

underwater view of surface


Chemical tracers of ocean circulation, sea floor observations, coastal ocean observations, tsunami observations and modeling, Innovative observations in the Arctic and north Pacific, and ocean acidification.

scuba divers


Fish ecosystem studies and management, ocean acidification, ocean climate variability and climate change, and marine mammals

Three Universities, One Collaborative Institute