Humboldt partners with two organizations that help students get experience in professional research settings.

CA Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

One of 40 such cooperative research units in the USGS Cooperative Research Unit Program. Cooperators are Cal Poly Humboldt, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the U. S. Geological Survey. The Coop Unit plays a critical role in graduate education in our program. 

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The Pacific Coast Ocean Observing System (PaCOOS) provides ocean information for the sustained use of the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem under a changing climate. A PhD fishery scientist working for the National Marine Fisheries Service has been located at Humboldt to oversee northern California fisheries oceanographic sampling as part of the Pacific Coast Ocean Observing System. 

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