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solve the major challenges facing the ocean

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Ocean Issues We Address

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

How We

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.

What's New?

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

Protecting the deep sea: a call for balancing mining and ecosystem protection
Featured Publication: Climate Adaptation Planning in the Monterey Bay Region
NOAA Ocean Expedition Takes eDNA to the Deep Sea
Featured Publication: Small-Scale Fisheries Management in the Monterey Bay
In a paper published this week in Science, researchers from the Center for Ocean Solutions and co-authors from leading institutions around the world propose a strategy for balancing commercial extraction of deep-sea resources with protection of diverse seabed habitats.
Read the recent publication out in the journal Natural Resources highlighting the Center's local climate adaptation work.
Becca Martone, ecosystem health program lead at the Center, sailed aboard a NOAA vessel this last week to the Davidson Seamount, a deep, underwater volcano in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
A paper out this week in the journal PLoS ONE highlights the research of the Center's interdisciplinary working group exploring social ecological resilience and small-scale fisheries.  

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