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Humans depend on the ocean to help stabilize the climate, provide food and support livelihoods.
Stanford Woods Institute researchers are finding ways to meet challenges facing ocean health by applying the best available science and policy expertise to ocean governance, ecosystem resilience, climate change impacts such as ocean acidification and sea level rise and other stressors to marine environments.
Research Centers and Programs
The Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) is a collaboration among Stanford University (through the Stanford Woods Institute and the Hopkins Marine Station), the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). COS develops knowledge to solve ocean challenges.
The Natural Capital Project melds world-class research on environmental economics with influential conservation programs. The center’s Integrated Valuation of Environmental Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST) software suite enables decision-makers to quantify nature’s values, assess tradeoffs associated with alternative land- and water-use choices and integrate conservation and human development into land- and...
Other Research Centers and Programs
Environmental Venture Projects
Realizing Environmental Innovation Program
News & Press Releases
Senior Fellow Larry Crowder (Biology), Science Director at the Center for Ocean Solutions, calls their approach a middle ground between environmentalists and mining companies.
By Robert Ferris,