Earth & Space Research (ESR) is a Seattle-based, nonprofit institute specializing in oceanographic research. Our mission is to increase societal understanding of the Earth system through scientific research and public education.

Research at ESR covers a wide range of topics from polar oceanography to equatorial studies. To find out more about what we do, check out some of our current research. Also take a look at our publications and presentations lists to see some of our past and present work.

ESR's main office is in Seattle, WA with branch offices in Oregon and California. You can find out more about us, including contact information, through our About ESR page. Our staff pages also contain information about who we are and what we are interested in.

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ESR’s Research Scientist, Scott Springer, was engaged in field work at the McMurdo Station in Antarctica last year for the ROSETTA-Ice Mission, when a New York Times crew visited and documented their work. Read the NY Times article here.

An engaging 4-part interactive video was also produced by the news team, which allows you to click your mouse on the video while it is playing and move around the scenes to change your point of view while listening to the informative narrative.