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Ocean Observing Center Tour – OSU150 Land Grant Festival

Come tour OSU’s Ocean Observing Center and see the giant surface buoys, seafloor platforms and underwater robots that OSU scientists use to explore the ocean off the Pacific Northwest coast. The Ocean Observing Center is home to OSU’s part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, the largest civilian oceanography project in history. Come see how oceanographers and engineers use specialized underwater sensors to monitor changing ocean conditions off Oregon and Washington, from Warm Blobs, low-oxygen events and even the ocean response to the recent solar eclipse. You’ll see specialized laboratories, a high bay for instrument and buoy preparation, and equipment such as forklifts, a gantry crane, and a water tank for ballasting autonomous underwater gliders.

OSU is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a year-long series of events, including four festivals. These festivals recognize that Oregon State is one of only two universities in the U.S. that have been honored with land, sea, space and sun grant designations. This event is part of the OSU150 Land Grant Festival running October 1 through 17. Learning, discovery and service to all people will always drive us to make our world better.  Learn more at

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Ocean Observing Center
126 SW McKenzie Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97330



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