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About Sea Education Association

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Sea Education Association (SEA) is a leading non-profit, independent educational institution focused on environmental studies and the world’s oceans.

  • Founded 45 years ago (in 1971)
  • Based in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole, Massachusetts on Cape Cod
  • One of six scientific research institutions in this vicinity
  • Full-time faculty in oceanography, history, anthropology, public policy, and nautical science
  • Dedicated to educating the next generation of ocean scholars, stewards, and leaders

SEA Semester is our flagship academic study abroad program.

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SSV Corwith Cramer
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SSV Corwith Cramer
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SSV Corwith Cramer


SSV Robert C. Seamans
SSV Robert C. Seamans
SSV Robert C. Seamans

Captions & Credit

In captions, ships should be identified as: “SSV Corwith Cramer, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA” or “SSV Robert C. Seamans, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA”

Please use the following photo credit: “Photo(s) courtesy of Sea Education Association | SEA Semester® |”

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    SEA in the News

    Below are highlights from recent news articles featuring SEA Semester. To view more, click here.

    SEA Student Sees Value for Humanities Majors

    Posted on: April 23, 2020
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    SEA Semester in the NEWS
    “UNCW’s Julian Murray-Brown ‘21 Spends a Semester at Sea”
    By Alex Churchill
    Univeristy of North Carolina Wilmington News

    Julian Murray-Brown ’21 is one of 25 undergraduate students from universities across the United States who boarded the SSV Robert C. Seamans 134-foot brigantine in early February. The six-week study abroad program offered by the Sea Education Association allowed the students to study how humans have influenced New Zealand’s marine environment.

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    Muhlenberg Student Finds Perfect Study Abroad Experience with SEA Semester

    Posted on: March 31, 2020
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    SEA Semester in the NEWS
    Part of the Crew
    By Meghan Kita
    Muhlenberg College News

    One thing Devin Goldsmith ’21, a psychology major and innovation & entrepreneurship minor, appreciates about Muhlenberg is how easy it is to build relationships with professors. She wanted something similar in a study abroad program, and she found it in SEA Semester. The program packs 38 people—students, teachers, crew—onto a 130-foot sailing vessel. (That’s about 43 yards, less than half the length of a football field.)

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    SEA’s Dr. Kara Lavender Law Delivers Keynote Address at Microplastics Conference

    Posted on: March 03, 2020
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    Sea Education Association in the NEWS
    “Microplastics research needs innovation, health focus”
    By Marla Broadfoot
    Environmental Factor
    National Institutue of Environmental Health Sciences

    Experts from the environmental science and health communities met Jan. 27-28 in Washington, D.C., to discuss microplastics, the tiny pieces of plastic now being detected throughout the environment. The workshop was organized by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and sponsored by NIEHS.

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    Bennington College Student Studies with SEA Semester

    Posted on: February 25, 2020
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    SEA Semester in the NEWS
    Studying New Zealand’s Oceans
    Bennington College News, Feb. 25, 2020

    Ella Simon ‘22, who studies Visual Arts, Public Action, and Environmental Studies, is among a select group of 25 undergraduates from diverse US institutions who are spending this semester sailing through the waters of New Zealand. Their goal is to study one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century: human impacts on the environment.

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