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May 12, 2020

No need to fear, autonomous data collection is here!

Ella Cedarholm, Assistant Scientist,

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These days, our global demand for science is apparent. We sit on the edge of our seat awaiting the results of the newest coronavirus treatments, relying heavily on scientists working worldwide to provide hope for our future. This is the short-game - we’re in the weeds and need a solution yesterday.

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May 07, 2020

Party hats and cake all around!!!!

Cassie Sleeper, Mate

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Today is officially 30 days since we left New Zealand! One of the ways we know that it’s been 30 days is all of the music we had downloaded on our phones from Spotify has expired (a heavy sigh was heard around the ship)

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May 05, 2020

Class on the Quarterdeck: Remote Learning from SEA

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During this period of social distancing, the faculty of Sea Education Association is pleased to offer a series of lectures called “Class on the Quarterdeck: Remote Learning from SEA.” These online events are free and open to the public.


May 04, 2020

Building Teams Starts with Building Trust

SEA Semester

SEA’s Director of Stewardship Monica Bowman recently had the opportunity to check in with SEA Semester alumnus, Dr. Joshua Weil.  They spoke about his new position as emergency preparedness lead for the Permanente Medical Group at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Rosa, California, and how during major health and safety crises, including this time of COVID-19, he finds himself calling upon his SEA Semester experience to inform his approach to leadership, trust, and being a good shipmate. 

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May 01, 2020

Looking for a Good Read?

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Are you catching up on reading during this period of social distancing? We asked our faculty to recommend books - both new and classics - that they’ve found entertaining, informative, or inspiring. Here’s what they came up with.

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April 30, 2020

A Year in Four Weeks

Kylie Wiegel, Steward

SEA Semester

Once on the boat, the concept of time seems to slip away from all of us. Days don’t make sense. Recalling events and approximating how long ago they happened takes effort. This trip, we decided to take advantage of that. As previously written by the lovely Sonia, we experienced an Easter-ween celebration taking part in both Easter and Halloween festivities.

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April 27, 2020

Welcome Home SSV Corwith Cramer!

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Welcome home to the SSV Corwith Cramer! It was a long, cold trip north from sunny St. Croix, and the professional crew worked hard to complete the delivery, arriving in Woods Hole on Saturday, April 18th.

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April 27, 2020

Partners in Research

Monica Bowman, Director of Stewardship

SEA Semester

In addition to coordinating SEA’s assistant scientist team, SEA’s Science Program Coordinator Kimberly Reed Nutt oversees SEA’s oceanographic database and processes requests for use of data collected during SEA programs from interested students and collaborating research scientists.  Over the past 50 years, SEA has sailed extensively in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and collected data on annually recurring cruise tracks, allowing us to investigate ocean questions over time.

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April 23, 2020

SEA Student Sees Value for Humanities Majors

SEA Semester

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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April 23, 2020

Sailing under the JT

Tristan Feldman, Mate

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After sailing onboard the Seamans, you begin to collect information. For example the sails begin to take on a life with their history and repairs.

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