The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans is a research consortium involving marine scientists and four universities along the U.S. West Coast-- Oregon State University, Stanford University at Hopkins Marine Station, Universities of California Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara.  

The overall scientific program is directed by Principal Investigators. A program coordinator helps principal investigators to organize and faciliate the program. Coordinators, scientific, and data technicians provide support and expertise for research, outreach, and engagement. Monitoring and research is accomplished by interdisciplinary teams of postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, technicians, and many collaborators.