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Oceans by Design Course Underway
Q&A with Steve Palumbi on saving coral
Going Deep: Twelve Winter Reading Titles for the Ocean Adventurer
New study informs ocean management based on human dependence
The d.school Oceans by Design course co-hosted by Stanford COS set sail on its quarter-long journey.
New report aims to boost coral reef resilience against climate change.
Whether you’re curled up next to the fireplace, visiting family or taking a trip, winter break is a great time to pick up a new book. Members of the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions team recommend books to kickstart a new ocean journey.
A new study found that many Pacific and Indian island nations are the most dependent on marine ecosystems for their nutrition, jobs, revenues and coastal protection.

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