COMES is the leading Marine Experiment Station in the Nation and one of the country’s recognized leaders in conducting applied, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research in fisheries, aquaculture, seafood, and marine and coastal resources.  COMES is known for its unique programs and partnerships, the creativity of its basic and applied science, the quality and leadership of its faculty and students, the integration of teaching, scholarship, and outreach, and the significant value of its economic, social, and environmental impacts for Oregon, the Nation, and the World.