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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 50 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.
  • Transferable course credit through Boston University, our longstanding school of record
  • Open to U.S. and international undergraduates of all majors
  • Variety of semester and summer programs, each addressing a unique ocean-related theme
  • Global destinations including the Caribbean, Europe, New Zealand, and Polynesia
  • Nearly 10,000 alumni, spanning many career fields
  • Field-based research by faculty and students across numerous disciplines. 
  • Two U.S.-flagged tall ship sailing research vessels: the SSV Corwith Cramer in the Atlantic Ocean and the SSV Robert C. Seamans in the Pacific Ocean.

High Resolution Ship Photos

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 Program Opens Doors for Hamilton Student

    Posted on: January 25, 2022
    SEA Semester

    SEA in the NEWS
    Benson ’23 Sails the High SEAs
    By Libby Militello
    Hamilton News

    “Emily Benson ’23 spent the fall semester with the Sea Education Association (SEA) program studying coral reef ecology. She sailed aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer through the Caribbean, beginning and ending in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Here’s what she had to say about the experience.

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    UConn Student Describes “Monumental” SEA Voyage

    Posted on: January 13, 2022
    SEA Semester

    SEA in the NEWS
    One Student’s Transformative Experience at SEA
    By Elaina Hancock
    UConn Today

    Docking on December 23 in Honolulu after 38 days at sea aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans, Carson Hill ’21 (CLAS) says his participation in the Sea Education Association (SEA) study abroad program was so monumental, it is almost indescribable.

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    Plastic Pollution@SEA:  National Academy of Sciences Releases a Congressionally Mandated Report

    Posted on: December 02, 2021

    The bipartisan Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, passed into law in December 2020, called for this report on the U.S. contribution to global ocean plastic waste and its role in addressing plastic waste.

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    For Immediate Release: Students Study Coral Reef Ecology on Tall Ship Ocean Research Voyage

    Posted on: November 21, 2021

    For Immediate Release: Nov. 23, 2021
    SEA Students Study Coral Reef Ecology on Tall Ship Ocean Research Voyage

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