Graduate School of Oceanography

URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography is one of the world’s premier academic institutions of oceanography and ocean exploration. GSO’s research, education, and outreach activities advance our knowledge of the world’s ocean.


With its home port at URI’s Narragansett Bay Campus, R/V Endeavor represents the flagship of myriad research vessels and shore-based facilities operated by GSO. The school’s researchers investigate local to global-scale phenomena, providing greater breadth and depth of scientific understanding. GSO’s disciplinary strengths span physical oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, marine and atmospheric chemistry, and biological oceanography. Currently GSO offers a range of degree programs. GSO is also home to unique outreach expertise in the fields of science communication, coastal policy and management, and marine education.

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