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Inform and enable predictions on impact of climate change on fisheries sustainability.


• Inform assessment of economic futures of Chinook salmon fishery given climate change predictions.


• Inform human diet threats owing to climate change via ocean acidification research. 

• Enable unprecedented resolution of marine benthic habitats critical to sea-level rise, coastal planning, security, and other management.

• Inform planning, use, and conservation efforts of coastal

resources in Oregon.

• Assess total water level contributions to sea level variability and extreme flooding.

• Provide observational geoscience data to the ocean, Earth, and polar sciences prediction and security.

• Inform planning, use, and conservation efforts of coastal resources in Oregon.

• Inform tsunami and earthquake warning and post-security.

• Inform early warning for natural hazards via coastal mapping and monitoring research. 

Inform other animal and human behavior research via findings of Kemp’s Ridley turtle, Hake stock assessment and seabird bycatch.

• Influence on economic futures for national and global society through fishery ocean acidification marine bioacoustics, extreme weather, temperature, and climate research.

• Economic planning for human and marine natural ecosystem futures through human dimensions research associated with valuing natural infrastructure, given sea-level rise and flood risks.


• Incubate unique human resources for vibrant citizenry and leadership in the marine and atmospheric arena.


• Create a skilled workforces capable of developing and maintaining innovative marine technologies. 


• Enhance understanding of the relationship of humans to ocean resources through human dimensions research that social science fields, such as economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, and psychology.


• Provide direct reflections of real-time adaptive capacities of human and natural ecosystems. 

• Inform ecosystem services form natural infrastructure via valuing infrastructure, which is relevant to similar coastal and marine habitat types in the United States and globally. 


Inform precise position assessment in remote habitats, such as freshwater lakes, terrestrial systems, and space via seafloor processes. 


• Contribute to aero and space navigation, space flight management, and risk.

• Inform atmospheric science and space weather that impacts human travel in space, and potential human residence on other planets, and space station security via coastal mapping and monitoring research. 


Provide updates to ocean ecosystems indicators of the California Current.


• Discover, test, and innovate technologies that collect near real-time collection of data in rigorous marine environments.


• Enable standardization of Precise Point Positioning (PPP) at standards applied in worldwide geodetic communities.

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