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Argon Geochronology Lab
Employs the 40Ar/39Ar geochronology method to determine how hotspots evolve and interact with lithosphere.
COLDEX - Center for Oldest Ice Exploration
An NSF Science and Technology Center formed in 2021 to explore Antarctica for the oldest possible ice core records of our planet’s climate and environmental history, and to help make polar science more inclusive and diverse.
Electron Microprobe Lab
Analyzes solid materials at a very small spatial scale.
Ice Core & Quaternary Geochemistry Lab
Studies past climate and biogeochemical cycles.
Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI)
Constructs and maintains a network of science-driven sensor systems to measure the physical, chemical, geological, and biological variables in the ocean and seafloor.
OSU Marine and Geology Repository (OSU-MGR)
Preserves marine samples for future research.
An open ocean wave energy testing facility consisting of two sites off the coast of Newport, Oregon
Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV)
Leading the design and construction of the next class of ocean-going research vessels for the National Science Foundation
Stable Isotope Lab
Operates four gas-source isotope ratio mass spectrometers.
W. M. Keck Collaboratory for Plasma Spectrometry
Operates four types of plasma spectrometers.
Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Studies (CICOES)
An institute focused on climate, ocean and coastal challenges that demand collaboration and sharing of scientific resources
Volcanology, Igneous Petrology & Economic geology Research (VIPER)
Works in the general areas of igneous petrology, igneous geochemistry, ore geology, and volcanology.
Cooperative Institute for Oceanographic Satellite Studies (CIOSS)
Fosters research involving satellite remote sensing of the ocean and the air-sea interface.
Coastal Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation Group
Utilizes comprehensive computer models to understand processes driving ocean dynamics (including material and heat transports) on coastal and regional scales.
Glider Research Group
Operates autonomous underwater gliders.
Ocean Mixing Group
Studies how distributions of heat, salt and chemicals (including pollutants) affect ocean currents.
Noble Gas Geochemistry Lab
Uses noble gases to study a wide range of geochemical problems.
Coastal Imaging Lab
Studies behavior of the world's coasts through exploration of the underlying physics.
Lists field activities of the autonomous underwater Glider Research Group.
Mineral and Crystal Display Collection
Presents photos and data about one of the finest mineral displays in the Pacific Northwest.
National Geoelectromagnetic Facility
Loans electromagnetic geophysics instruments to academic scientists, industry and government.
Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI)
Fosters climate change research among faculty of the Oregon University System (OUS); serves as a clearinghouse for climate information; and provides climate change information to the public in an easily understandable form.
Oregon Climate Service (OCS)
Affiliated with CEOAS and OCCRI, OCS is the state repository for weather and climate information.
Oregon Coastal Ocean Observing System (OrCOOS),
Brings together observations along the Oregon Coast to help address issues related to climate change, ecosystem preservation and management, coastal water quality, maritime operations, coastal hazards and national security.
Oregon Coastal Ocean Currents
Maps ocean currents along entire Oregon coast.
Paleo-and-Environmental Magnetism Lab
Operates a liquid helium free superconducting rock magnetometer (SRM) optimized for u-channel samples.
Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO)
Studies the coastal ocean ecosystem along the U.S. west coast.
Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation
Supports water conflict prevention and resolution in Oregon, across the United States and internationally.
Presents information about volcanoes and volcanologists.