The COSEE Mission is to spark and nurture collaborations among scientists and educators to advance ocean discovery and make known the vital role of the ocean in our lives.
COSEE CA is dedicated to creating collaborations among scientists and educators that enhance the public's understanding and appreciation of the ocean. We are a partnership between:
- Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley
- Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Scripps), University of California, San Diego
- College of Exploration
- San Diego Unified School District
- University of Hawaii
COSEE CA, one of the original centers in the National COSEE Network, was funded by the National Science Foundation in 2002 and re-funded in 2007. COSEE CA developed and disseminates the award winning Communicating Ocean Sciences courses; co-leads the Ocean Literacy Campaign; and designs tools for Teaching Ocean Sciences in the 21st Century Classroom. Our Center launched the MARE Center at Scripps, developed the Marine Sciences Careers website, and helps scientists interested in education and outreach. COSEE CA develops tools, ForEducators and courses that are in widespread use throughout the nation. Our ForEducators meet the needs of ocean scientists, K-12 teachers and students, informal educators, and undergraduate and graduate science students.