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Our Philosophy

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Ocean science isn’t one thing. It is many. Studying the sea – its chemistry, its physical nature, and the life within it – requires a diverse array of tools, with knowledge across disciplines. Our educational programs are built on this principle.

Our students get hands-on experience with the techniques and emergent technologies found at the most sophisticated laboratories, universities, and research vessels in the world. They also get to work with and learn from world-renowned scientists who lead at the edges of ocean science – from AI to environmental DNA.

From highschoolers through working professionals, our students leave empowered and inspired – with the connections and confidence to carry them forward wherever their journey takes them.