The Center is a non-profit boundary organization. With the support of the David and Lucille Packard foundation, we work as a partnership between of Stanford University (through the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Hopkins Marine Station), the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. We use the world-class expertise and guidance of each of our partner organizations to make the best decisions possible.
The Center for Ocean Solutions works with major problems facing the ocean and prepares leaders to take on these challenges. Coastal and ocean systems are facing threats from land and ocean-based activities and climate change. These threatened ecosystems provide benefits to human societies such as fisheries, infrastructure, water quality and much more, making ecosystem health a human wellness issue. We hope to address issues of ecosystem health in tandem with human wellness by facilitating interdisciplinary research and discussion among those who have a stake in the ocean and making our findings widely available. We also hope to produce leaders in science and policy who can effectively problem-solve and act to solve these problems.
To fulfill our mission, we draw on a pool of more than 80 scholars in the natural, physical and social sciences and collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders from organizations in the academic, governmental, non-profit and for profit realms. We aim to make our projects inclusive and to equitably represent those whom our solutions affect.
The Center is recognized as a leader in linking “science to policy,” engaging both our research and decision-making communities to advance understanding and management of ocean ecosystems and forge stronger ties between knowledge and action. Our aptitude comes from the strong grounding of our collaborating institutions in natural, physical and social sciences, engineering and law and policy.
Interdisciplinary leaders from our collaborating institutions provide skills, knowledge and expertise to guide and support our work to link ocean science with policy via a Management Committee and a Science Advisory Committee.
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The Center for Ocean Solutions works to solve the major problems facing the ocean and prepares leaders to take on these challenges. The Center supports an interdisciplinary team of ocean leaders in science, policy, communication and education. Check this site for current job opportunities, fellowships and internships. The Center for Ocean Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. We actively accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to political affiliation, race, religious creed, color, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, medical condition, political or religious opinions, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other non-job related factor.
No staff openings at this time.
No fellowships accepting applications at this time.
Summer Legal Intern (2017): Starting May - June 2017, the Summer Legal Intern will work primarily on writing and research projects within the Center's focal areas. Legal aspects will likely include environmental, public lands, administrative and/or international law. Policy aspects are likely to include following and monitoring key state, federal and international ocean governance and policy-making activities.
Our team of staff, fellows, interns and affiliated researchers bring innovation and solid research to solving the immediate, intermediate and long-range challenges to the health of the ocean.Their expertise spans the marine and social sciences as well as law and policy, representing the Center’s interdisciplinary approach to problem solving.
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We have two offices; the Center Headquarters in Monterey, California and at Stanford University.