The Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) conducts a variety of research projects at Station ALOHA including research cruises (i.e. Biosensing Lagrangian Instrumentation and Nitrogen Cycling Systems (BioLINCS)) and a summer educational course sponsored by the Agouron Institute , the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NSF and SOEST.

C-MORE is a recently established (August 2006) NSF-sponsored Science and Technology Center designed to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of the diverse assemblages of microorganisms in the sea, ranging from the genetic basis of marine microbial biogeochemistry including the metabolic regulation and environmental controls of gene expression, to the processes that underpin the fluxes of carbon, related bioelements and energy in the marine environment.