OSU, consortium get NSF grant to continue Ocean Observatories Initiative

The National Science Foundation announced that it has awarded a coalition of academic and oceanographic research organizations a five-year contract to operate and maintain the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).

Seafood/fishing industry alerted scientists to acidification, hypoxia issues off Oregon

The first biannual report to the Oregon Legislature from the Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Coordinating Council concludes that the state needs more monitoring, public awareness and policy direction regarding these emerging ocean conditions.

Community college and high school students to spend four days on OSU research vessel

Oregon high school and community college students and teachers will join Oregon State University scientists on the research vessel Oceanus this month to gain at-sea research experience as part of a project to enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills.

Study: Unmanned “drones” give scientists new insights into gray whale behavior

Scientists using drones have discovered new behaviors by gray whales off the West Coast, including headstands and swimming upside down.

Academic Strategies Committee of the OSU Board of Trustees to meet Sept. 17

The Academic Strategies Committee of the Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a telephonic meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, to receive updates on the university’s Marine Studies Initiative, progress regarding Oregon State’s institutional accreditation process, and lab safety throughout the university.  The committee also will consider its work plan for 2019. 

OSU to name new research ship Taani, which means “offshore”

The first new Regional Class Research Vessel being constructed with funds from the National Science Foundation to bolster the nation’s aging U.S. Academic Research Fleet now has a name: Taani.

OSU documentary ‘Saving Atlantis’ to show at Darkside Cinema Aug. 31 to Sept. 6

“Saving Atlantis,” a feature-length documentary on coral reefs produced by Oregon State University filmmakers, will be shown Aug. 31 through Sept. 6 at Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. Fourth St., Corvallis.

Scientists trace atmospheric rise in CO2 during deglaciation to deep Pacific Ocean

A new study provides some of the most compelling evidence for how carbon dioxide rose during the last deglaciation – a “flushing” of the deep Pacific Ocean caused by the acceleration of water circulation patterns that begin around Antarctica.

Corals and algae go back further than previously thought, all the way to Jurassic Period

Algae and corals have been leaning on each other since dinosaurs roamed the earth, much longer than had been previously thought.

OSU faculty members chosen as lead authors for sixth IPCC report

Oregon State University scientists Alan Mix and David Wrathall have been appointed as lead authors to the newly formed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report.

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