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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.

    Update on Coronavirus

    Posted on: January 24, 2020
    By: Virginia Land McGuire, Associate Dean for Financial Aid and Student Services

    As news about the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), originating in Wuhan, China becomes available, please know that we are monitoring the information closely and in consult with infectious disease specialists.  We remain alert to developments that may affect our students, crew or programs.

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    Emily Burke is Winner of Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship Award

    Posted on: January 13, 2020
    SEA Semester

    SEA Semester scientist Emily Burke has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship Award.  Emily will use her award to explore the rugged coastline of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, described by the National Park Service as a place “where the ice age lingers.” Her proposal is titled “Canvas and Ice: A Sailing Study of Alaska’s Changing Fjords.”

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    SUNY ESF Student Studies Coral Reefs with SEA

    Posted on: January 09, 2020
    SEA Semester

    SEA Semester in the NEWS
    “Lancaster native studies human impacts on coral reefs”
    by Holly N. Lipka, Editor
    Lancaster Bee

    Coral reefs have existed on earth for millions of years, but many of them may not survive much longer.
    According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, roughly one-quarter of coral reefs worldwide are already considered damaged beyond repair, with another two-thirds under serious threat.

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    Woods Hole Undergraduate Internship Program Aimed at Diversity in Science Seeks Applicants

    Posted on: December 20, 2019
    SEA Semester

    The Woods Hole Partnership Education Program is seeking applicants for its 10-week summer program in 2020. The program is supported by six science institutions in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and recruits talent from all backgrounds but especially from minority groups that are underrepresented in marine and environmental sciences.

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