Marine Science and Oceanography

This page lists faculty, courses, and resources relevant to students and researchers interested in marine science, oceanography, marine-related environmental studies, and climate science at the University of Oregon.   General Oceanography Links

Department of Earth Sciences

Research Groups in Geological Sciences:
- Geophysics
- Surface Processes
- Environmental Science Institute
- Fluid Dynamics

Geology Seminars

Department of Biology

Research groups in Biology
 - Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
 - Institute of Ecology and Evolution

Department of Geography

  • Pat Bartlein: climatology, data analysis and visualization
  • Mark Fonstad: hydrology, remote sensing technology
  • Pat McDowell: geomorphology, hydrology, human impacts
  • Dan Gavin: biogeography, sediment core analysis, climate change

Research groups in Geography
 - Environmental change

Department of Physics

School of Law

Department of Political Science

Research groups in Political Science
- Climate change research group (CCRG)

Majors at the University of Oregon for students interested in marine science or climate related issues include:
-- Earth Sciences (Environmental or Geophysics tracks)
-- Marine Biology or Biology
-- Environmental Science or Environmental Studies in ENVS Program: ENVS seminars
-- Geography

Oceanography Links


Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB)
Oregon State Physical Oceanography (CEOAS, OSU)
South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Marine reserves in Oregon


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
UNC-Wilmington Marine Science (my alma mater!)
Univ. Washington Oceanography
Parker MacCready, UW
Fiamma Straneo, WHOI
Bob Pickart, WHOI

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last updated 19-oct-16