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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.

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

Looking for a sea change for the Paris climate talks
A Time for Sea Change
Emerging Solutions — the Ocean Tipping Points Project
Graduate Students Dive into Ocean Policy
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.
New COS Partner Video highlights the integral link between climate change and global oceans.
The Ocean Tipping Points project is a collaboration of natural and social scientists, lawyers, environmental managers, and stakeholders from a number of institutions and regions working to understand what drives abrupt ecological shifts, and how they might be prevented or reversed. Photo Credit: *Saipal, 2006, CC BY 2.0
In August, the Center for Ocean Solutions’ Monterey Area Research Institutes’ Network for Education (MARINE) program hosted its Ocean Policy course for the third time. The course introduced 23 graduate students from around the nation to diverse concepts related to ocean law and policy as well as providing professional skills training and networking opportunities.

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