Catalyzing research innovation and action to improve the health of the oceans for the people who depend on them most.

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The Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) capitalizes on Stanford’s broad and deep expertise in ocean science and in the many other disciplines crucial to developing ocean solutions including engineering, computer science, political science, design and business. Our core team of researchers and fellows partner with other research institutions, national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses and governments, as well as established and emerging leaders in the data revolution.


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The Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions supports an interdisciplinary team of ocean leaders in science, policy, communication and education. We are 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.


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The COS Team

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 COS interdisciplinary approach to problem solving.

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Stanford University Office
473 Via Ortega, Room 193
Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-725-9475

Hopkins Marine Station Office
120 Ocean View Blvd.
Agassiz Building, Room 21
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: 831-333-2077