The Center for Ocean Solutions works to solve the major problems facing the ocean and prepares leaders to take on these challenges. We value and steward linkages between the ocean, health and climate resulting in thriving marine ecosystems and vibrant coastal communities.
The Center for Ocean Solutions is a partnership of Stanford University (through the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Hopkins Marine Station), the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. With support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Center combines Stanford’s expertise in marine biology, oceanography, engineering, economics, law and policy with the Aquarium’s unparalleled success in public education and outreach and MBARI’s leadership in deep-sea technology, exploration and monitoring as well as marine and coastal economics.
Drawing on a pool of more than 80 scholars in the natural, physical and social sciences, and collaborating with other academic, governmental and non-governmental organizations, we tackle interdisciplinary and multisectoral problems facing the coasts and oceans and the human communities that depend on them.
The Center for Ocean Solutions is committed to including all people and organizations in creating robust solutions to ocean challenges, and on our staff. We aim to make our projects inclusive, to engage diverse perspectives, and to equitably represent those our solutions affect. We strive to nurture diversity in the workplace because we understand that diversity is critical for achieving our organization’s mission and vision.
The Center for Ocean Solutions works to solve the major problems facing the ocean and prepares leaders to take on these challenges.
Globally, coasts and oceans provide key benefits to people, but are facing a multitude of current and future threats from land- and ocean-based activities and climate change. To reduce threats to our oceans, coasts and estuaries, and improve the delivery of services today and into the future, experts are calling on organizations and governments to develop practical solutions. This requires integrating cutting-edge science and technology with economic, social and political expertise, bringing researchers together with decisionmakers.
In addition to bridging these gaps, building public understanding of these issues, producing leaders who can engage in effective problem-solving and take the actions necessary to solve these problems will be key to effective, lasting solutions that support ocean health and human well-being.
The Center is recognized as a leader in linking “science to policy,” engaging both our research and decision-making communities to advance understanding and management of ocean ecosystems and forge stronger ties between knowledge and action. Our aptitude comes from the strong grounding of our collaborating institutions in natural, physical and social sciences, engineering and law and policy.
Interdisciplinary leaders from our collaborating institutions provide skills, knowledge and expertise to guide and support our work to link ocean science with policy via a Management Committee and a Science Advisory Committee.
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Our team of staff, fellows, interns and affiliated researchers bring innovation and solid research to solving the immediate, intermediate and long-range challenges to the health of the ocean.
Their expertise spans the marine and social sciences as well as law and policy, representing the Center’s interdisciplinary approach to problem solving.
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The Center for Ocean Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. We actively accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to political affiliation, race, religious creed, color, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, medical condition, political or religious opinions, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other non-job related factor.
For further information on the Center's plans and programs, and to contribute your ideas to our work, please contact us.
We have two offices; the Center Headquarters in Monterey, California and at Stanford University.