One in six jobs in the US is an ocean-related job. NOAA’s fleet moved here; the university has a new $62 million dollar marine studies building (bottom of the page); a $250 million research vessel is coming next year. My name is Chuck Getter (click for resume). These are a few of my students (below), who are participating in work-readiness activities. 

My team of instructors (below) helping our students enter US airspace to conduct marine studies, includes the following:

Tony D. (below), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, in the field, then giving a lecture on estuarine ecology, prior to our Netarts Bay seagrass census mission.

Ian K. (below) of CTSI (Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians) is an award-winning urban forester, restoration ecologist, and fisheries biologist.

Our instructors for the ship-based launches are Todd C. and Dawn B. (below). They both work for Dr. Leigh Torres, a marine mammal and megafaunal expert from the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Training facilities:  In addition to a flight lounge, flying annex, and simulators available at our Lincoln City facility, we have access to the flight service center at the Newport Municipal Airport, (below left) and a nearby National Guard Armory (shown below right), where we also have use of a large open indoor space for precision flying with our trainer drones.

POTENTIAL MILITARY CAREERS: “The Guard supports the training and skills that are being taught at the Coastal Drone Academy and you are always welcome to use our gym to practice flying and to our conference center for ground school exercises.” Oregon National Guard.


The new OSU Hatfield Marine Studies Building