Bridging policy and science to

solve the major challenges facing the ocean

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Ocean Issues We Address

The Center organizes its work along Focal Areas of study: Climate Change, Ecosystem Health and Land-Sea Interactions.

How We

As an epicenter of thought between science and policy, the Center aims to empower informed decision-making.

Developing Leaders

We strive to enhance leadership skills in existing ocean leaders and the next generation of blue planet pioneers.

What's New?

There's a tremendous amount going on at the Center.  Check out what's new.

Finding the Balance: working together to understand ecological tipping points
Lack of research on linkages between cumulative human impacts and ecosystem services hinders ecosystem-based management
Center for Ocean Solutions releases a new video: Solutions for sea change.
Looking for a sea change for the Paris climate talks
Scientists working to understand ocean tipping points will host a symposium on February 12 at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., where they will present innovative strategies to protect vulnerable ocean ecosystems.
Megan Mach, COS early career fellow, and Rebecca Martone, COS assistant director of science and research, examine the challenges of quantifying the impacts of human activities on ecosystem services in their latest publication. Photo: Mosquito Lagoon Sea Grass, 2007, John Emerson. CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0.
In the wake of the UN Agreement on Climate Change, COS partners release a video that highlights what scientists and communities are doing to help.
COS ocean experts, Lindley Mease and Larry Crowder, weigh in on the significance of the ocean at the COP21 climate conference in this op-ed.

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