Mission and Goals
The Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station conducts research to understand, utilize, and sustain marine resources and coastal ecosystems in order to benefit the citizens of Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, the Nation, and the World. In furtherance of this mission, the long term goals of the Station are to:
1. Increase economic and social benefits from wise use, management, and sustainability of the State’s valuable marine resources and coastal ecosystems;
2. Develop new or improved seafood products and efficient production processes that provide safer and higher valued seafood;
3. Develop new and improved aquaculture products, processes and systems;
4. Improve marketing efficiency and expand the export and domestic markets for Oregon’s seafood products;
5. Develop systems for protecting living marine resources from diseases, genetic depletion, and other hazards;
6. Support beneficial economic development of coastal Oregon communities;
7. Communicate knowledge to students, scientists, managers, industry, and the public that supports wise utilization and sustainability of marine resources;
8. Teach, advise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students who become future leaders in marine science and resource management.
To accomplish these goals, faculty at the Marine Experiment Station will develop effective partnerships with on-campus faculty, departments, and colleges, Oregon seafood industry, OSU Cooperative Extension Service, Oregon Sea Grant Program, the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, NOAA Fisheries, and other state, federal and non-governmental organizations.