- Annual Campus Report
- University Committees, Task Forces, and Issue Groups
NEWS - The Marine Council established an Action Coordination Team (ACT) to address Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris and Invasive Species
Read about OSU's marine science accomplishments in the Winter 2011 issue of Terra Magazine.
Marine Council Goals and Activities
The Marine Council has identified and is taking steps to advance two broad goals:
The OSU Marine Council was created in 2010 with an aim at enhancement of collaboration, cooperation, and coordination across the University's marine science enterprise. It is the goal of the Marine Council to lead OSU to reach its full potential for pre-eminence, interdisciplinary excellence, and international leadership in marine sciences and engineering. The Council is responsible for:
Oregon State University ranks among the top oceanographic and marine science universities in the nation. We advance coastal and marine sciences to gain fundamental understanding of ocean processes and their role in earth systems, as well as to meet environmental, economic, and social needs. Our tremendous and diverse capabilities in marine science and engineering research, education, and engagement involve 8 of our 11 academic colleges; as well as multiple Centers, Institutes and Programs. Over 37% of OSU research expenditures – nearly $100 million annually – are directly tied to marine-related issues or programs. OSU operates the Hatfield Marine Science Center, a leading facility for ship operations, academic and government-sponsored marine research, and public outreach.
Action Coordination Teams
The Marine Council operates, in part, through the appointment of targeted Action Coordination Teams (ACTs). Each ACT is led by a member of the Council and they reach across the University to integrate OSU’s efforts on priority marine issues. ACTs have been charged to:
The following ACTs have been established and are actively working to enhance activities in their areas:
The OSU Marine Council members are University, coastal, and marine leaders who have primary responsibilities for resource use within the University. Members have authority over resources and the ability to make decisions and commit people and resources on behalf of their units. This existing authority will allow the Council to move quickly and with flexibility on important issues. Oregon Sea Grant Director, Stephen B. Brandt is the Chair of the Marine Council; the membership represents 18 colleges, departments, centers, and institutes.