The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is built on a foundation of outstanding research faculty who work together to solve today's complex, interdisciplinary environmental challenges. Our research covers the entire spectrum of Earth system science, including basic research on physical, chemical and biological processes in the solid Earth, ocean and atmosphere. We work to connect our research to societal issues, including climate change, natural hazards, water resources policy, and management of natural resources. Whether we are providing insights into the complex controls on our climate, gathering data that can inform fisheries management, or studying the human dimensions of natural resource management initiatives, we strive to solve problems that face Oregon, the nation and the world.

We have particular expertise in the following research subject areas.


Our faculty are organized into four discipline areas, but frequently work on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects across these divisions.