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Not sure if anyone noticed this or not but there was an announcement today regarding a new building planned for the Marine Studies Initiative center at the Hatfield location in Newport.  Sounds like pretty exciting stuff so will be curious to hear more about the plans.

http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2017/11/oregon_state_gives_first_glimp.html#incart_river_home

 

 

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YES!!! This is very Cool, 72,000 feet is lot of space as an addition to the facilities. And it says that it will be in a tsunami inundation zone with a new style of evac, something Cid had mentioned is almost none existent at the current location.

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