Each COSEE Center is a partnership that develops strong interactions between ocean research institutions, formal education organizations, and informal education providers. Centers may have a regional focus or a national thematic mission, but all engage in catalytic activities. Each Center develops programs and educational materials that actively engage students and the public in the excitement of science. Participation in and contributions to the national COSEE Network activities are a major part of each Center's charge. For more information on an individual center, click on the links in the menu at left.

COSEE Alaska

Infrastructure to further ocean literacy; educational tools; cultural context; and linkages between the impacts of coastal climate change and human activity [more]

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Contact: Robin Dublin
Phone: (907) 644-­6707

COSEE California

Undergraduate ocean sciences course; OceanCareers.com website; connections between scientists and informal educators; K-8 whole school immersion in ocean science [more]

Lawrence Hall of Science
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-5200
Contact: Craig Strang
Phone: (510) 642-­9809

COSEE Florida

Ocean science concentration for pre-service educators; professional development workshops for scientists; connections between ocean scientists and informal educators; ocean science learning networks throughout Florida [more]

Indian River State College
3209 Virginia Ave.
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
Contact: Sue Cook
Phone: (772) 579-­0601

COSEE Island Earth

Facilitate collaborations between marine researchers and educators; Expanded community participation in science; Courses in communicating sciences; Enhancing ocean literacy in resident and visitor populations; Bridging science, culture, and indigenous knowledge systems

University of Hawai'i at Manoa
The Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology
P.O. Box 1346
Kane'ohe, Hawai'i 96744
Contact: Judy Lemus
Phone: (808) 236-7422

COSEE Networked Ocean World

Ocean observing systems, real time data, teacher professional development, building pathways for scientist ­ educator partnerships. Special interests of this COSEE: K-12 professional development, undergraduate and graduate education, careers, engaging scientists, ocean literacy [more]

IMCS Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Contact: Janice McDonnell
Phone: (732) 932-­6555 x521


Strategies to engage more ocean scientists in education and outreach; delivery of ocean science curriculum in a large urban school district; promotion of Ocean Literacy through a network of informal science institutions [more]

University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA 02125
Contact: Bob Chen
Phone: (617) 287-­7491

COSEE-Ocean Learning Communities

Building and fostering learning communities among diverse stakeholders who care about ocean issues, developing models of sustainable collaborations between scientists, educators, education researchers and maritime businesses based on mutual understanding, and sharing these models with other COSEEs [more]

University of Washington
Box 353600
Seattle, Washington 98195-7940
Contact: Philip Bell

COSEE-Ocean Systems

Delivering effective tools and techniques to other COSEEs, helping them spread their efforts inland and to rural areas [more]

University of Maine
School of Marine Sciences
Darling Marine Center
193 Clark's Cove Road
Walpole, ME 04573
Contact: Annette deCharon
Phone: (207) 563-­3146 x298

COSEE-Pacific Partnerships

Integrating marine research and education for audiences that traditionally have had limited access to an understanding of the ocean [more]

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
P. O. Box 5389
Charleston, OR 97420
Contact: Jan Hodder
Phone: (541) 888-­2581 x215

COSEE SouthEast

South Atlantic Bight-estuaries, marshes and watersheds, coastal waters, deep ocean; Coastal Legacy; South Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing system [more]

SC Sea Grant Consortium
287 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Contact: Lundie Spence
Phone: (843) 727-­2078


Linking science, technology, and engineering to catalyze learning and communication of STEM topics for teachers, students, scientists, and the public [more]

University of Connecticut at Avery Point
1080 Shennecossett Road
Groton, Connecticut 06340-6048
Contact: Ivar Babb
Phone: (860) 405-9121


Teacher professional development; online workshops; urban schools and audiences [more]

University of Southern California
3616 Trousdale Parkway, AHF 254
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0373
Contact: Linda Duguay
Phone: (213) 821-­1335

COSEE Florida (University of South Florida)