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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SEA in the News
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Olin College of Engineering Student Gives SEA Semester High Marks
March 08, 2018
SEA Semester in the News
A Semester at SEA
Olin College of Engineering
SEA Semester is objectively (in my subjective opinion) the best study away program you can choose. If you’re reading this, then you are an Olin student looking for a semester away program. As an Olin student, you are passionate about acquiring knowledge, open to adventure, and hopefully give a damn about the planet. All of those attributes perfectly align with the goals of SEA Semester. Sure, there are other study away programs that will offer to show you the world, teach you stuff, and furnish you with a library’s worth of stories to tell your kids one day, but I didn’t do any of those. So I’m going to tell you what SEA Semester is, why you should do it, and put my contact info down below in case you want to learn more/hear some good stories about the misadventures aboard the good ship SSV Robert C. Seamans.
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Elsaesser Fellow Michael Jacobson Updates Research in Taiwan
March 05, 2018
SEA Semester alumnus Michael Jacobson (W-72), the recipient of the 2018 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship award, is currently on Orchid Island, southeast of Taiwan, documenting the indigenous Tao people’s traditional boat building and fishing culture. He recently sent us a brief update on his activities.
Spring Lecture Series to begin March 18
March 02, 2018
The Sea Education Association Spring Lecture Series will begin on Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m., when Mark Long, SEA Associate Professor of History & Social Science and Associate Dean of Academic Partnerships will present “In Search of Margaritaville: Jimmy Buffett’s Vision of a Greater Caribbean.”
Tall Ships America honors Brandon, Haddock
March 01, 2018
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Tall Ships America, a national organization dedicated to youth education, leadership development, and the preservation of maritime heritage, recognized two members of Sea Education Association at its Annual Conference of Sail Training and Tall Ships, held Feb. 15 - 17 in New Orleans.
SEA President Peg Brandon, W-48, received the Tall Ships America Leadership Award. Given for the first time this year, the award honors “a member who has made a significant contribution to sail training through the demonstration of leadership at the executive / senior level, and whose impact has been felt by the training community at large, beyond that of their own organization.”