Salmon Creek

Welcome to the Coastal Oceanography Group


The COG Lab

The COG lab is a group of faculty, staff, and students based at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. We focus on issues of environmental oceanography and the role of transport in ocean, bay, nearshore and estuarine waters. Our work explores the transport of plankton, larvae, contaminants, pathogens, heat, salt, nutrients, dissolved oxygen, and sediment in the context of issues as diverse as marine reserves, fisheries, mariculture, beach pollution, wastewater discharge, wildlife health, desalination, river plumes, coastal power plants, kelp forests, wetlands, marine mining, coastal zone management and impacts of coastal development.