NSF Program

The Division of Ocean Sciences periodically seeks to establish new and/or renewed COSEE Centers in a network of coordinated centers that facilitate collaborations and communications between ocean science researchers and educators. These Centers foster the integration of ocean research into high-quality educational materials, enable ocean researchers to gain a better understanding of educational organizations and pedagogy, provide educators with an enhanced capacity to understand and deliver high-quality educational programs in the ocean sciences, and provide material to the public that promotes a deeper understanding of the ocean and its influence on each person's quality of life and our national prosperity. Click here for more information about the 2010 solicitation.

Pertinent Documents

Evaluation of and Within COSEE: Structures, Functions and Expectations (Word, 71 KB)
COSEE Workshop Report (PDF, 1.33 MB)
COSEE Priority Recommendations Document (PDF, 219 KB)
Ocean Literacy Chart (PDF, 3.85 MB)
Best Practices in the Professional Development of Educators (PDF, 118 KB)
COSEE Strategic Business Plan (November 2009) (PDF, 95 KB)