OSU makes plans for expansion at Hatfield Marine Science Center

The Oregon Legislature has approved $24.8 million in state bonding to help fund a new building at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

OSU's Abbott named president and director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Mark Abbott, dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU, has been appointed president and director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution effective Oct. 1.

Scientists recruit public to help study "The Blob"

Scientists are seeking help from the public - use of their computers - to aid in a study of the West Coast drought.

Researchers to complete final deployment of OOI instrumentation this week

OSU scientists will deploy a sophisticated research buoy and two undersea gliders as final pieces of the “Endurance Array,” a major component of the National Science Foundation’s $386 million Ocean Observatories Initiative.

New study: Iceberg influx into Atlantic during ice age raised tropical methane emissions

A new study shows that huge influxes of fresh water into the North Atlantic Ocean from icebergs calving off North America during the last ice age increased methane in tropical wetlands.

Researchers measure giant "internal waves" that help regulate climate

A new study outlines from cradle to grave the life history - and impact - of giant "internal waves" as tall as the Empire State Building.

Solomon Islands dolphin hunts cast spotlight on small cetacean survival

A new study on the impact of ‘drive-hunting’ dolphins in the Solomon Islands is casting a spotlight on the increasing vulnerability of small cetaceans around the world.

Emeritus OSU geologist outlines earthquake "time bombs" in a forthcoming book

OSU geologist Bob Yeats, in a forthcoming book, outlines some of the earthquake "time bombs" around the world - one of which was Nepal.

Researchers think Axial Seamount off Northwest coast is erupting - right on schedule

Axial Seamount, an active underwater volcano located off the Northwest coast, appears to be erupting – after two scientists had forecast that such an event would take place there in 2015.

OSU's Aaron Wolf receives prestigious Heinz Award

OSU’s Aaron Wolf, an internationally recognized expert on water conflict resolution, has been named a 2015 recipient of the Heinz Award in the category of public policy.

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