About Us

The Center for Ocean Solutions works to solve the major problems facing the ocean and prepares leaders to take on these challenges.

About Us

Overview

The Center is a non-profit boundary organization. With the support of the David and Lucille Packard foundation, we work as a partnership between 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. We use the world-class expertise and guidance of each of our partner organizations to make the best decisions possible. 

Mission and Vision

 

The Center for Ocean Solutions works with major problems facing the ocean and prepares leaders to take on these challenges. Coastal and ocean systems are facing threats from land and ocean-based activities and climate change. These threatened ecosystems provide benefits to human societies such as fisheries, infrastructure, water quality and much more, making ecosystem health a human wellness issue. We hope to address issues of ecosystem health in tandem with human wellness by facilitating interdisciplinary research and discussion among those who have a stake in the ocean and making our findings widely available. We also hope to produce leaders in science and policy who can effectively problem-solve and act to solve these problems.

To fulfill our mission, we draw on a pool of more than 80 scholars in the natural, physical and social sciences and collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders from organizations in the academic, governmental, non-profit and for profit realms. We aim to make our projects inclusive and to equitably represent those whom our solutions affect.

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Our Advisors and Strategic Direction

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.

READ our 2012-2016 Strategic Plan.

 

Management Committee

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Science Advisory Committee

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Advisory Council

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Jobs

Jobs and Internships

The Center supports an interdisciplinary team of ocean leaders in science, policy, communication and education. We are 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.

Staff

No staff openings at this time.

Fellowships

No fellowships accepting applications at this time.

Internships

Summer Legal Intern (2017): Starting May - June 2017, the Summer Legal Intern will work primarily on writing and research projects within the Center's focal areas. Legal aspects will likely include environmental, public lands, administrative and/or international law. Policy aspects are likely to include following and monitoring key state, federal and international ocean governance and policy-making activities.

Communications Intern:The communications intern will play a key role in maintaining digital outreach through our website, e-news and social media channels. Other duties include drafting and editing copy, and supporting the communications manager and early career fellow in their duties. 

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The Center Team

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.

Meet all of our team members

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Contact us

For media inquiries, please reach out to Kristi Boosman at kboosman@stanford.edu.

For questions about the MARINE program, please reach out to Angee Doerr at andoerr@stanford.edu.

For other general questions, please reach out to Paige Welsh at paige4@stanford.edu.

We have two offices: the Center Headquarters in Monterey, California and at Stanford University.

Monterey Office Stanford Office

99 Pacific St, Suite 555E

Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: 831-333-2077

Fax: 831-333-2081

Y2E2 Building, Stanford

473 Via Ortega, Room 193

Phone: 650-723-4057

Fax: 650-721-2957