COSEE Florida’s mission is to connect scientists conducting world-class ocean research in the Sunshine State with Florida’s citizens in exciting and meaningful ways. The majority of Florida’s population lives within twenty miles of the coast and scientists affiliated with our Center will play an important role in effectively communicating the importance of the oceans and ocean-related research to the public across Florida.
COSEE OCEAN was established to increase the capacity and productivity of the COSEE Network, to leverage existing professional networks, and to develop models for urban school district curriculum development.
COSEE TEK was established to address the crucial linkages between science, technology, and engineering in the field of oceanography and provide educational resources that highlight the history, breadth, and advancement of oceanographic technologies.
COSEE-West was established in order to bridge the divide between scientists/researchers and the education community, as well as to catalyze community-based ocean sciences education in the greater Los Angeles area.
Since winter 2003, COSEE-SE has developed a strong regional awareness through flagship professional development summer courses focuses on STEM and STS with themes ranging from coastal processes, ocean observing, undersea research, tidal creeks and estuaries in regard to water quality with outreach to museums and science centers (Ocean Awareness Days) throughout the school year.
COSEE-Alaska was established as both a regional (Alaska) and thematic center (People, Oceans and Climate Change) to weave together traditional knowledge and western science about ocean climate change in the north. We work closely with ocean scientists, educators and coastal community members to enhance ocean and climate change literacy in formal and informal audiences and the public.
COSEE-California is a partnership between the Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley; Scripps Institution of Oceanography; College of Exploration, San Diego Unified School District and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. We focus on developing approaches to engage scientists and educators in promoting ocean literacy that can serve as models for wide dissemination.
The Network and Central Coordinating Office was established to facilitate meetings, oversee the Network web presence and coordinate the National Advisory Council. In addition, the COO provides support and guidance to individual Centers. Our mission - to spark and nurture collaborations among research scientists and educators to advance ocean discovery and make known the vital role of the ocean in our lives - reflects a three-fold partnership between COSEE centers, formal and informal education institutes, and ocean scientists.
COSEE-CGOM is a unique, regional collaborative involving formal and informal educators, scientists and the general public representing universities, informal centers, middle schools, and agencies. Our mission is to assist the COSEE Network in “bridging the gap” between ocean and coastal sciences research and the relevance of those data to a broad range of audiences via informal centers.
COSEE-GL is the only Center located on the North Coast of the U.S. Our “ocean” is the freshwater inland sea that contains 20% of the world’s supply of fresh surface water. We are the link between salt and fresh for the COSEE Network, and between aquatic scientists and educators in the eight-state Great Lakes region.
COSEE NOW is invested in communicating ocean observing data to the general public by facilitating communications between educators and scientists; developing products and services to improve communications and promote collaboration; and utilizing the collaborations for creating quality education, public outreach and media products
for use with the general public.
COSEE-NE leverages New England’s extraordinary assets to engage the public in understanding the vital connections between people and the ocean. We represent a collaboration among more than 30 institutions across the region, including museums and aquaria, universities, and research institutions.
COSEE-OLC works toward the goals of the COSEE Network by focusing on two missions. First, to expand social networks by linking ocean science researchers with formal and informal educators, marine organizations, learning scientists, businesses and local governmental agencies. Second, to build on the first by cultivating and studying interdisciplinary collaborations.
Marine laboratories are traditionally places that, by their nature, foster a diverse community of ocean learners. COSEE-PP draws on that community to integrate marine research and education for faculty and students at community colleges and for staff and volunteers at informal science education institutions.