The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory together with the coastal and ocean engineering research program in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University is a leading center for research and education in coastal engineering and nearshore science. Our strengths are:



  • A critical mass of faculty specializing in physical and numerical modeling of coastal dynamics
  • An expanding, interdisciplinary graduate program offering M.S., M.Oc.E. and Ph.D. degrees
  • One of the largest and technically most advanced laboratories for coastal research
  • Expertise in tsunami and coastal hazard mitigation



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  At the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory we are committed to providing outstanding research, testing, and education and outreach opportunities to improve the resilience and sustainability of coastal areas.