Center for Ocean Solutions
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.
The ocean provides livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people around the world and nutrition for more than three billion, but climate change, overfishing, coastal development, pollution, and other stressors threaten this vital resource. The Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions is creating the innovations needed to sustain ocean health by translating research insights into solutions at scale for the marine environment and coastal communities.
The Center collaborates with governments, companies, NGOs, and coastal communities to co-design research, co-develop solutions, and scale innovations in the real world. Led by co-directors Fiorenza Micheli and Jim Leape, the Center brings together expertise from across Stanford’s seven schools – including marine biology, engineering, data science, law, business, and human rights – to solve complex problems and equip the next generation of ocean leaders with interdisciplinary skills and cross-sector experience.