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About Sea Education Association

Press Kit

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

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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.

    Ahab’s Rolling Sea by Richard King Reviewed in The American Scholar

    Posted on: November 12, 2019
    SEA Semester

    BOOK REVIEW: Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick
    by Richard King, SEA Visiting Associate Professor, Maritime History and Literature
    “Pursuing the White Whale, A briny exploration of Melville’s greatest work”
    By William Howarth
    The American Scholar

    “In September 1891, retired District Inspector No. 75 for the Port of New York died at home on East 26th Street. Literati shrugged. Herman Melville, once known as ‘the man who lived with cannibals,’ was an antique footnote from the age of sail. His Pacific swashbucklers, Typee and Omoo, were long out of print, and his meandering seaborne epic Moby-Dick sank on publication in 1851, taking his writing career with it.”

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    Johns Hopkins Student Recounts SEA Semester Research

    Posted on: November 04, 2019
    SEA Semester

    SEA Semester in the NEWS
    Johns Hopkins; Arts & Sciences Magazine
    “Field Notes; Semester Abroad”
    By Brennen Jensen

    Conducting scientific research at sea is challenging—you’re isolated, subject to rough weather, and must rely solely on the supplies and equipment on board. Conducting scientific research at sea on a 134-foot brigantine, a type of two-masted sailing ship, is even more challenging. But it can also be a grand adventure.

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    New Funding Will Expand & Share Research on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution

    Posted on: October 29, 2019
    SEA Semester

    Thanks to a generous grant from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, researchers are taking practical steps to help curb ocean plastics pollution by sharing scientific research where it will do the most good!

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    SEA’s Dr. Richard King Traces Natural History of Moby-Dick (PLUS: Event Nov. 5 in Sandwich)

    Posted on: October 24, 2019

    SEA Semester in the NEWS
    “Looking beyond its literary merits, a historian traces the natural history of Moby-Dick”
    By Christopher Kemp

    Review of AHAB’S ROLLING SEA, a new book by Dr. Richard King, SEA Visiting Associate Professor of Maritime History and Literature.

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