The Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions creates innovations to sustain the resilience of the oceans and the people who depend on them.

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Mission and Vision


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.

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Our Advisors and Strategic Direction

The Center is recognized as a leader in linking “science to policy,” engaging both 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 collaborators in natural, physical and social sciences, engineering and law and policy.

Our Advisory Council provides an additional dimension of skills, knowledge and expertise to guide and support our work as we link ocean science to policy. Meet our Advisory Council.

READ our 2012-2016 Strategic Plan.



Jobs and Internships

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 Center 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 Center’s interdisciplinary approach to problem solving.

Meet all of our team members

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

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