A Catalyst
For Discovery

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We apply science to the important ocean and coastal issues facing our community and engage with coastal stakeholders to help them reach informed decisions. Learn more.

Family Fun and Education

Touch a sea star. Pet an anemone. Marvel at the giant octopus. No matter what your age, the HMSC Visitor Center in Newport offers fun, hands-on learning about marine science and our natural world. Operated by Oregon Sea Grant, the VC welcomes more than 150,000 people each year. Learn more.


We support scientific excellence and innovation, foster new generations of marine scientists and encourage ocean science literacy among people of all ages. Read our 2017-18 Highlights and Testimonals.