The Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions catalyzes 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) catalyzes research, innovation and action to improve the health of the oceans for the people who depend on them most.  

Over 300 million people around the world depend on the oceans for their livelihoods, and over three billion people rely on oceans for food security. But oceans are in an era of upheaval, propelled by climate change, overfishing, coastal development, pollution and other stresses.

The Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) is creating the innovations needed to sustain ocean health in the face of these threats – translating insights from research into solutions at scale for oceans and people.

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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.


Data Research Scientist Position Opening

Social Science Research Scholar*

Basic Life Research Scientist*

*Applicants that apply for the Social Science Research Scholar position or the Basic Life Research Scientist position will be automatically considered for the other position, so there is no need to apply for each position separately.


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The COS Team

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 to deliver impact in the water. We host a range of researchers and fellows to support our work, including Early Career Fellows who support interdisciplinary collaborations, and seasoned senior fellows who help drive policy impact. 

We capitalize on Stanford's deep expertise in ocean science and in the many other disciplines crucial to solving ocean problems including engineering, computer science, political science, design and business. We work with researchers at Stanford and other universities to advance understanding of ocean challenges and to help create new solutions. 

As a university-based center, we integrate leadership development into all of our work to help build a vibrant new generation of ocean leaders.

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For media inquiries, please reach out to Nicole Kravec at: nkravec@stanford.edu.

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