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Oregon State University
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, Oregon 97365-5229
(541) 867-0420

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Research Themes

  • Marine Ecosystems and Habitat – This theme emphasizes ecosystem monitoring using new and established tools and approaches; large-scale environmental and small-scale process studies for understanding ecosystem health, habitat function, and environmental change; modeling and forecasting activities that use current and past ecological, environmental and socio-economic data.
  • Protection and Restoration of Marine Resources – This theme emphasizes the assessment, spatial planning, distributions and genetics of managed species in marine as well as estuarine habitats.
  • Seafloor Processes – This theme emphasizes seafloor spreading-center activity, volcanism and hydrothermal systems and assess their impacts on the physical, chemical and biological components of the world oceans: using the most advanced technologies in seafloor imaging, and physical, chemical, and biological oceanography.
  • Marine Bioacoustics – This theme emphasizes the marine soundscape: monitoring the levels of naturally-occuring and man-made noise in the oceans, and assessing their impacts on marine life; using the most advanced technologies for acoustic surveys in coastal and deep-ocean environments, especially remote areas of the global oceans.

Consortium Members

  • None

Award Details

 First 5-Year AwardSecond 5-Year Award
Award NumberNA11OAR4320091ANA16OAR4320152
Award PeriodOctober 1, 2011 –
September 20, 2016*
October 1, 2016 –
September 30, 2021^+
Award Amount$33,760,688$30,417,775
Research Performance
Progress Reports
October 2011 – June 2012
July 2012 – June 2013
July 2013 – June 2014
July 2014 – June 2015
July 2015 – June 2016
July 2016 – June 2017
July 2017 – September 2018

October 2016 – June 2017
July 2017 – June 2018
July 2018 – June 2019
July 2019 – June 2020
July 2020 – June 2021
July 2021 – June 2022
July 2022 – September 2023

CI Review by
Science Advisory Board
August 2015 

* CIMRS received two no-cost extensions between October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2018.
^ CIMRS received a no-cost extension until September 30, 2022.
+ CIMRS received a second no-cost extension until October 1, 2023.