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.

Dr. Barb Block receives prestigious Benchley Ocean Award—the Academy Award of the ocean
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
Dr. Barbara Block, marine biologist, and Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Professor in Marine Sciences at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station received this year’s Benchley Award for Excellence in Science.
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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