Advancing our knowledge of the world's ocean
Major advances in knowledge of the oceans arise from GSO research, education, and public service. These advances result from strong investigator-driven research and a uniquely dynamic and integrative curriculum.
As one of the nation’s premier academic oceanographic institutions, the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) educates marine scientists, students, policymakers, business leaders and citizens and helps develop the knowledge and skills necessary to address present and future marine challenges. This mission is accomplished through an integrated program of research, education and public outreach. Field and ship-based observations, including time-series studies coupled with laboratory work and modeling, provide a comprehensive approach to studying coastal and blue water oceans throughout the world.
The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography strives to conduct fundamental and applied research to understand the changing ocean planet. Major advances in knowledge of the oceans will arise from GSO research, education and public service. These advances will result from strong investigator-driven research and a uniquely dynamic and integrative educational curriculum.
"These are exciting times in oceanography and at GSO with new scientific questions, new technologies to pursue those questions, and an array of critical environmental issues that need input and solutions from the oceanographic community." Bruce H. Corliss, Dean
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