Get OUT THERE to learn, explore, and solve

The Hatfield Marine Science Center 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.

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.

As a leading marine laboratory in the Pacific Northwest, Hatfield Marine Science Center 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.

Summer Courses 2020 @ Hatfield

Available all Summer Sessions (June 22 - September 7)

Research Credit 401

Internship Credit 410

June 22 -  July 17 (Session 2)

Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals FW 302, 4 cr.,

  •  Must also be enrolled in the weekend lab course in field methods FW 301, 1 cr.

Pacific Northwest Coastal Ecosystems BI 353, 4 cr.

New offering! Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography OC 433/533, 3 cr.

Biological Oceanography OC 440, 4 cr.

July 20 - August 14 (Session 4)

New course! Phycology BOT 417x/517x, 4cr.

Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Birds FW 331, 4 cr.

Marine and Estuarine Invertebrate Zoology Z 461/561, 4 cr.

August 12 - September 4 (Session 5)

Aquaculture Laboratory FW 498/598, 3 cr


Check back often, more classes are expected to be offered

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