OSU research vessel Oceanus rescues fisherman from sinking boat

The crew and science team aboard the R/V Oceanus for the recent rescue of a fisherman whose boat sunk. Credit: OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. 

Oregon State to lead National Science Foundation-funded Center for Oldest Ice Exploration

Oregon State University will lead a National Science Foundation-funded effort to discover Antarctica’s oldest ice and learn more about how the Earth’s climate has changed over the past several million years.

Oregon State University leads global project to optimize, evaluate marine protected areas

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Led by Oregon State University researchers, more than three dozen scientists from around the globe have produced a guide to help nations better plan, evaluate and monitor marine protected areas set aside to safeguard ecosystems and support a healthy ocean.

Oregon State to lead National Science Foundation-funded research hub for coastal resiliency

Oregon State University will lead a National Science Foundation-funded collaborative research hub focused on increasing resiliency among coastal communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Oregon Sea Grant leader leaving post for leadership position at National Science Foundation

Shelby Walker, director of Oregon Sea Grant, the Oregon State University-based marine research, outreach, education and communication program, has been appointed to a senior leadership position within the National Science Foundation.

Tree rings from old growth Douglas-firs on the Oregon Coast show evidence of 1700 tsunami

Core samples taken from a stand of old growth Douglas-fir trees in the South Beach area just south of Newport showed reduced growth following the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the Pacific Northwest in 1700.

Variations in climate conditions affect reproductive success of Antarctic krill, study finds

Climate conditions play a significant role in the reproductive success of mature female Antarctic krill and are a factor in fluctuations of the population that occur every five to seven years, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

Oregon State selected to lead NOAA institute for marine research

Oregon State University has been selected to host a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration institute focused on collaborative study of the rapidly changing ocean and expanded demands on its use.

Antarctica wasn’t quite as cold during the last ice age as previously thought, new study shows

A study of two methods for reconstructing ancient temperatures has given climate researchers a better understanding of just how cold it was in Antarctica during the last ice age around 20,000 years ago.

 

Construction set to begin this month on Oregon State’s wave energy testing facility

After nearly a decade of work to obtain regulatory approval, Oregon State University is set to begin construction this month on a wave energy testing facility to be located about seven miles off the coast near Newport.

 

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