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Researchers identify fastest rate of natural carbon dioxide rise over the last 50,000 years

Today’s rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide increase is 10 times faster than at any other point in the past 50,000 years, researchers have found through a detailed chemical analysis of ancient Antarctic ice.

Hypoxia is widespread and increasing in the ocean off the Pacific Northwest coast

Low oxygen conditions that pose a significant threat to marine life are widespread and increasing in coastal Pacific Northwest ocean waters as the climate warms, a new study shows.

Oregon State leads effort to expand ocean oxygen monitoring sensor use in fishing industry

Oregon State University researchers are leading an effort to refine the design and expand use of oxygen monitoring sensors that can be deployed in fishing pots to relay critical information on changing ocean conditions to the fishing industry.

Scientist Dawn Wright to discuss her dive to the deepest spot on the planet during Nov. 15 lecture at OSU

Geographer and oceanographer Dawn Wright, who in 2022 became the first Black person to dive to the deepest known point on the planet, will give the fall 2023 Marston lecture Nov. 15 at Oregon State University.

OSU researchers receive NSF grant to develop robot swarm that can explore under ice shelves

Oregon State University researchers will lead a team of scientists and engineers on a three-year, $1.5 million project to develop and test a team of robots that could travel under ice shelves and collect critical measurements about the extent of ice cavities and surrounding ocean properties.

Consortium receives National Science Foundation funds to continue initiative that monitors ocean conditions in real time

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a coalition of academic and oceanographic research organizations including Oregon State University a five-year, $220 million cooperative agreement to continue operating and maintaining the Ocean Observatories Initiative.

Socially vulnerable populations are disproportionately exposed to wildfires in the West, study finds

People experiencing a high degree of social vulnerability are also more exposed to wildfires in Oregon and Washington as wildfire risk increases, a new study shows.

Oregon State researchers receive grants to study marine carbon dioxide removal solutions

Oregon State University researchers are receiving federal funding to study potential solutions for removing carbon dioxide in marine environments.

New multi-institution earthquake center aims to advance understanding of Cascadia Subduction Zone

Oregon State University researchers will play key roles in a new multi-institution earthquake research center dedicated to the study of the Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia Subduction Zone, which is capable of producing earthquakes comparable to the largest recorded globally.

Visible work on OSU-led wave energy testing facility to begin in August

The next step in Oregon State University’s construction of a wave energy testing facility off the Oregon Coast is likely to be visible to residents and visitors to the area in August.

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