Oregon Health & Science University
Mail Code HRC3
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
The Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP) seeks to develop and disseminate a new paradigm for conducting coastal-margin science, one that shifts from reactive to anticipatory science–i.e., from “observing and remediating” to “predicting and steering”–by taking advantage of the inherent power of structured integrations of information, methods and people: “collaboratories”.
CMOP is designed as an operational and intellectual environment fueled by sustained information sharing, wherein science, societal needs and education come together in uniquely synergistic ways, transcending traditional boundaries in disciplines and missions. The paradigm requires simultaneous consideration of coastal margin processes across a continuum of disciplinary, time and space scales, literally from “genes-to-climate”.
CMOP is the only NSF Science and Technology Center (STC) ever focused on coastal margins, the only STC ever headquartered in Oregon, and one of only two STCs ever focused on ocean issues.
CMOP represents a large multi-institutional partnership. Oregon Health & Science University (Host institution), Oregon State University, and University of Washington are the anchor partners.