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

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.


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