College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
Data Center Description
The College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS) oceanographic research and facilities have achieved national and international prominence since their inception over 50 years ago. COAS is a national leader in the study of coastal zones and ocean processes, conducting and integrating field experiments, theoretical investigations, and numerical modeling and simulations to study all aspects of ocean, land, and atmosphere processes and interactions. COAS is also recognized as a leader in the study of small-scale ocean physics and mixing processes, with expertise in instrument design, field experiments, theory, and modeling.
COAS researchers lead and participate in national and international satellite oceanic and atmospheric remote-sensing science. COAS hosts several national facilities including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/OSU Cooperative Institute for Ocean Satellite Science (CIOSS) and a direct broadcast station for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth Observing System (EOS). Unique national facilities, such as the W.M. Keck Collaboratory for Plasma Spectrometry and OSU's O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory, allow COAS faculty and students to conduct leading oceanic and atmospheric science research.