The common thread that runs throughout the entire COSEE Network is collaborations. The COSEE Network encourages, develops and maintains collaborations between ocean scientists and a range of communities, all focused on the outcome of enhanced ocean literacy. These collaborations are developed as models which may then be replicated throughout the Network and beyond. COSEE has published a Guide for Scientists
that provides basic information for scientists who wish to engage in education and public outreach (EPO).
In addition, the COSEE Network has formed a diverse array of collaborations with an expanded range of audiences. Throughout the Network, programs encourage collaborations for ocean scientists:
- With formal education settings (graduate, undergraduate and K-12 audiences)
- With online forums, communities and educational resources
- With underserved populations
- With informal science education institutions
- With citizen scientists