Our goal: Increase societal impact from marine studies in Oregon and beyond.
Oregon State University is one of only two universities in the United States to have land, sea, space, and sun grant designations, which drive a collaborative and engaging approach to problem solving across a uniquely wide range of topics.
Through the Marine Studies Initiative, we are:
Designing and sustaining partnerships with government agencies, nonprofits, Native American tribes, universities, community colleges, businesses and communities to advance our teaching, learning, and research missions
Increasing access to education by building on Oregon State's education mission to better reach Oregon citizens from coastal and rural areas by building access to and relevancy of education programs
Engaging, communicating, and being responsive by expanding on Oregon State's outreach and engagement strengths, such as community-based Extension agents, to connect the Marine Studies Initiative with stakeholders and ensure the program is responsive and informative to needs and interests across the state, nationally, and internationally.