Get OUT THERE to learn, explore, and solve

The Hatfield campus offers unique opportunities to study and experience the coast. The instruction, research, and internship opportunities at the Center make OSU an excellent place to pursue the study of the coastal and ocean environments and coastal communities.

Experience the Coast

Oregon stands out for its mixture of unparalleled access to the beach and ocean and the natural beauty of its coastline. It is a source of inspiration, reflection, and repose. In this setting, we are poised to create solutions to sustain the diverse ecosystems, communities and economies at the confluence of the continent and sea. Need transportation? Learn about the coastal travel assistance HERE

Hatfield Marine Science Center

As a leading marine laboratory in the Pacific Northwest, the Hatfield campus has the expertise, technology, and responsibility to address important issues of high economic, scientific, and aesthetic value in marine and coastal systems. Its locality, ready access to the ocean and richness of partners—agencies, industry, and constituencies—create a physical and intellectual campus known for multidisciplinary research, education, and outreach that is world-class and international in scope. Hands-on educational opportunities train the marine science leaders of tomorrow, and outreach transfers knowledge to the public sector using new and compelling approaches.

Spend summer 2022 at Hatfield

Hatfield Marine Science Center offers summer field courses, in multiple summer sessions. Spend your summer on the Oregon coast, getting hands-on learning experience. These courses are open for students from all institutions and all students pay in-state tuition. 

Summer 2023 Course Flyers

  • Creative Coast
  • Pacific Northwest Coastal Ecosystems
  • Phycology
  • Marine and Estuarine Birds
  • Food From the Sea
  • Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Coastal Oceanography
  • Marine and Estuarine Invertebrate Zoology
  • Aquaculture Laboratory
  • Research and Scholarship Credit
  • Internship Credit