SEA Currents: news
May 28, 2019
Robert C. Seamans Visits the Cook Islands
SEA Semester in the NEWS
Cook Islands News
Tall Ship Call In
Registered in the US, the vessel is dedicated to oceanographic science research –that entails the sampling of seawater and marine life for close study – which teaches people about the ocean and traditional sail training.
The ship is one of two tall ship scientific research vessels operated by the United States-based Sea Education Association (SEA).
March 25, 2019
ALUMNI IN ACTION: Meet Seth Garfield
As a third-generation resident of Cuttyhunk and an aquaculture pioneer, Seth Garfield, W-23, has made a career on the water and he credits SEA Semester for much of his success.
An active member of the SEA community, Seth’s involvement began in 1975, when he enrolled in SEA Semester as a senior in high school. He was the youngest in the class—most other students were juniors from Cornell University. His captain was John Metcalfe, and the first mate was Wallace Stark. Wallace went on the sail many voyages as SEA Captain and, as Marine Superintendent, led the design and construction of the SSV Corwith Cramer.
December 05, 2018
URI student studies coral reefs with SEA Semester
SEA Semester in the News
URI student joins SEA Semester to study coral reef ecology on tall ship ocean research voyage
Woods Hole, Mass. - Dec. 4, 2018 - The Sea Education Association has announced that University of Rhode Island senior marine biology major Sharil Deleon is on an ocean research voyage this fall to study human impact on Caribbean coral reef ecosystems. Through SEA Semester: Caribbean Reef Expedition, which is offered by Sea Education Association, the Central Falls native, together with other students with a variety of academic interests, is conducting guided field research at sea sailing through the Lesser Antilles to St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.
April 11, 2018
Bowdoin Student Embarks on 3,000 Mile Voyage with SEA
SEA Semester in the News
Brittany Hernandez ’19 Embarks on 3,000-Mile Pacific Ocean Voyage
by Tom Porter, Bowdoin News
Bowdoin junior Brittany Hernandez will be seeing little but the open ocean until the middle of May. The Earth and Oceanographic Science major recently set out on a six-week, 3,000-nautical-mile voyage, under sail, from New Zealand aboard the SSV Robert Seamans, a 134-foot research vessel operated by the Sea Education Association.
March 05, 2018
Weather Update: SEA Campus Power Restored
UPDATE: Full power was restored to the SEA Woods Hole campus on Sunday evening. This followed a strong nor’easter on Friday, March 2, that caused widespread power outages on Cape Cod and along the coastline. Temporary power was provided to the campus by a generator immediately following the storm.
December 12, 2017
Rowan University Students Study Coral Reef Ecology with SEA Semester
SEA Semester in the News
This fall, Rowan University students Elizabeth Thompson ‘18 (Biology, Biomedical Art & Visualization) and Niclas Grant ‘17 (Biology) are sailing on an ocean research voyage to study the human impact on Caribbean coral reef ecosystems. Through SEA Semester: Caribbean Reef Expedition, a study abroad program offered by Sea Education Association, Thompson and Grant, together with other students with a variety of academic interests, will conduct guided field research both on shore in Grenada and at sea sailing through the Lesser Antilles to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
September 19, 2016
Lectureship honors Ambrose Jearld, Jr. for promoting diversity
The Woods Hole scientific community on Saturday honored Ambrose Jearld, Jr., influential NOAA researcher and SEA overseer, with an annual lectureship in recognition of his efforts to make oceanography and marine biology more accessible to a diverse body of students and research faculty.
The surprise presentation was made at Jearld’s retirement party at Fisher House, Church of the Messiah, in Woods Hole. Jearld retired from NOAA Fisheries Service on Sept. 2 after 38 years of service.
The Ambrose Jearld, Jr. Lecture, established and administered by the Diversity Initiative and Diversity Advisory Committee, will be given every summer in Woods Hole by invited scholars, scientists, and authors. The lectures will begin next summer, coinciding with the biennial John K. Bullard Diversity Award.
August 23, 2016
Ocean Leaders to Nominees: What will you do as President for the Blue in our Red, White and Blue?
This past week SEA President Peg Brandon joined 114 other ocean leaders in sending a letter to campaign representatives for Secretary Hillary Clinton and Mr. Donald Trump seeking clarification on what they will do if elected President to protect our public seas, ocean economy and maritime security (see letter that follows). The aim is to get a response by early September on how the next President will act on key coastal and ocean issues. These include the fight against illegal pirate fishing, establishment of marine protected areas – like National Parks in the sea - and coastal adaptation to sea level rise and other climate challenges.
The letter also calls for appropriate levels of funding for frontline agencies involved in exploration, conservation and maritime law-enforcement including the U.S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Ocean leaders who’ve signed this letter include CEOs of seafood and other businesses, directors of major science labs, aquariums and diver organizations, well known ocean explorers, authors, artists, marine conservationists, members of Congress and former heads of EPA and NOAA.