Message from Marine Studies Initiative Leadership
JUST AS THE OCEAN HAS INSPIRED CREATIVITY FOR MILLENNIA, the Marine Studies Initiative (MSI) harnesses people’s fascination with the sea and all it touches to motivate the next generation of students and citizens. Through its collaborative, transdisciplinary programs, the MSI provides innovative approaches to solving ocean-related societal challenges.
The MSI is guided by a strategic plan based on the efforts of more than 125 Oregon State faculty and students, educational partners from across the state, and hundreds of conversations with Oregon citizens and decision makers over the last year. During the planning process, working groups produced series of reports.
Building on Oregon State’s half-century of excellence in marine sciences, to the MSI is creating a globally distinct program that blends the natural and social sciences, business, engineering, education, the arts and humanities.
The initiative provides a transformational educational experience centered on marine studies, increases access to higher education for Oregon’s coastal communities, elevates our transdisciplinary research to even
greater global distinction, sustains and enhances the state’s marine-related economy, and increases marine literacy across Oregon. Please join us as we set sail on this exciting voyage.
For more information about our planning, check out reports and documents produced by working groups and committees.