The science of ocean observing

Among the scientific issues the new observatory network will explore are climate change, dead zones, harmful algal blooms, ocean productivity, massive earthquakes and tsunami inundation.

OSU major participant in initiative to create global ocean observatory system

Oregon State University and its research partners will team to develop a global ocean observatories system that will include a major network off Newport, Ore., that will allow scientists to better monitor climate change impacts.

Study in Nature: Measurements of conductivity suggest water in mantle

A team of scientists from OSU has created the first global 3-D map of electrical conductivity in the Earth's mantle, and their research suggests that there may be water present there - and a lot of it.