Whether you’re an educator or aspiring scientist, learn about how you can engage with our world-class researchers and get an up-close view of our work to study planet Earth.

What is CEOAS and what does it stand for?

C We are a proud College within Oregon State University.

We study and learn together about the Earth. Our planet’s coupled human-natural system has much to explore, including everything that happens, from under our feet to the tops of the trees and mountains. 

O We study the mysteries of the Oceans, from tidepools and beaches, to waves and currents, and to the deepest seas.
A The study of the Atmosphere includes the climate and weather.
S These topics together create a complex web of interrelated Sciences that require study to understand. CEOAS teaches students and conducts research on how we can best understand the world around us to improve our lives and the world we live in.

In other words, CEOAS stands for this wonderful spaceship we call Earth and all of the many systems working together to sustain life.

We acknowledge the past, present, and future contributions of the Ampinefu (Mary's River) Band of Kalapuya*, who have cared for the lands where OSU is located (Corvallis, OR) since time immemorial. Indigenous understanding of how to respect and care for the earth, ocean and air are critical in addressing environmental challenges we face in the 21st century on all the lands where we work and study. Check out this interactive map to learn more about the land where you live!  

Are you interested in working with CEOAS scientists to share some of these scientific efforts with your community or organization? Check out the resources below, and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, feel free to contact Outreach Coordinator Ryan Brown directly to discuss other options.

CEOAS outreach efforts

Learn more about current CEOAS outreach efforts and programs!


Visits and tours

Connect with us using this convenient online form to tell us a little about you and your project.  Please mention any accommodation requests related to a disability. We are excited to meet you and collaborate! 

*Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR is located within the traditional homelands of the Mary's River or Ampinefu Band of Kalapuya.  Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855 (Kalapuya etc. Treaty), Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, living descendants of these people are a part of Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians