Since the inception of PISCO, collaborations with a number of agencies and other organizations have enhanced the value of our scientific endeavors and applications to policy and management. We gratefully acknowledge the many agencies, individuals, and foundations that provide resources, time, and funding to improve our understanding of how coastal marine ecosystems work. PISCO continues to improve its research, interdisciplinary education, database, and policy and outreach initiatives, thanks to growing contributions, meaningful collaborations, and critical funding.  Agency and institutional affiliates are listed below (Federal; State; Tribal governments; regional networks and academic organizations; PISCO campuses and other academic units; Industry; Non-government organizations)

For questions about partnerships, contact a campus policy and outreach coordinator or program coordinator Kristen Milligan.

Our institutional partners and primary areas for those collaborations are:

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
California department of Fish and Game
National Marine Sanctuaries
US Geological Survey

Federal agencies

State agencies

tribal governments

Quileute Tribe: access to research sites and field assistance for intertidal biodiversity surveys on Olympic Peninsula in Washington

Regional networks and ACADEMIC organizations

PISCO Campuses and other academic Units

  • Oregon State University: PISCO campus
    • Department of Zoology
    • College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS)
    • Hatfield Marine Science Center: courses, fieldwork, outreach
  • Stanford University: PISCO campus
    • Hopkins Marine Station
  • University of California, Santa Cruz: PISCO campus
    • Center for Ocean Health, Long Marine Laboratory
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: PISCO campus
    • Marine Science Institute
    • Ocean o’ Graphics
  • University of Southern California, Philip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center: logistics and research support on Santa Catalina Island, CA


·Hearst Corporation: access to Hearst Ranch in San Simeon, CA
·Pebble Beach Company: access to intertidal and subtidal biodiversity and population replenishment research sites and moorings in Stillwater Cove, CA (foot access and launching access from private pier)

Non-Government Organizations


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