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Announcing our 2016 Annual Report
Ocean Tipping Points collaborative launches new science-based guide, tools and resources to support management of a changing ocean
The Public Trust Doctrine: A Guiding Principle for Governing California's Coast Under Climate Change
Q&A with Fiorenza Micheli: Monitoring human rights in the seafood sector
Check out our 2016 Annual Report where you can learn about the positive and exciting projects we are working on to solve some of the ocean's most complicated challenges. 
Researchers and ocean managers working together on the Ocean Tipping Points Project have just launched a new website portal that provides concrete analytical tools, guidance and resources to help ocean managers predict and prevent the crossing of tipping points, or recover from ones already crossed, in order to keep ecosystems healthy and resilient.
California’s coastal bluffs may recede by as much 100 feet and extreme floods will become ever more common, according to recent studies. Communities are beginning to feel the pinch and coastal land managers are brainstorming how to address these extreme events and effects of California's dynamic coastline and sea level rise. To inform these efforts, a working group of coastal land use and public trust experts, convened by Stanford University’s Center for Ocean Solutions, has published a "Consensus Statement on the Public Trust Doctrine, Sea Level Rise, and Coastal Land Use in California."
A group of scientists, including Stanford professor Fiorrenza Micheli, has urged marine scientists to focus attention on human rights violations and other social issues in the seafood sector, in addition to advocating for sustainable practices.

Ocean Issues We Address

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

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

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

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