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solve the major challenges facing the ocean

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What's New?

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

Crowder and Finkbeiner new Q&A in Stanford News
Jim Leape on World Economic Forum Blog
Summer 2017 Newsletter
Center for Ocean Solutions hosts 2-week intensive Ocean Policy Course
Stanford COS collegues Larry Crowder and Elena Finkbeiner explain why innovative and interdisciplinary management solutions and policy frameworks across local, national and transboundary scales are essential for the success of Pacific Island communities under climate change conditions in new Stanford News Q&A.
Co-director Jim Leape explains how technology can help transform and save the ocean on the World Economic Forum's blog Agenda.
Check out our Summer 2017 E-Newsletter for updates on our work and what our team is doing. If you are interested, please subscribe to our quarterly E-Newsletter to keep up on new research and ocean related events. 
Twenty-four bright and enthusiastic students from across the country descended upon Monterey in July for the fourth iteration of the MARINE (Monterey Area Research Institutions’ Network for Education) Ocean Policy Course.

Ocean Issues We Address

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

How We
Work

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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