Welcome to COSEE Alaska!
We're a center in the national network of Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence COSEE, aimed at helping ocean scientists reach broad audiences with their research. We're a regional center (Alaska) with a theme of People, Oceans and Climate Change, focused on weaving together traditional knowledge and western science to share place-based knowledge of ocean climate change in the north.
COSEE Alaska is a close-knit team of ocean scientists, communicators and educators from the Alaska Ocean Observing System, University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UAF Center for Cross Cultural Studies, Alaska Sea Grant, and Alaska SeaLife Center.
We engage ocean scientists, teachers, informal educators and community members in the region in a broad range of programs, including statewide ocean science fairs, teacher workshops, expanded Communicating Ocean Science Workshops and hands-on sessions for scientists at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium, plus distance learning and virtual field trips through our website.
Working closely with ocean scientists, educators and coastal community members, COSEE Alaska seeks to enhance ocean and climate change literacy in formal and informal audiences and the public.
Established in September, 2008, we held a workshop for coastal school districts to launch ocean science fairs. We also hosted a one-day Communicating Ocean Science workshop at the annual Alaska Marine Science Symposium, where more than 650 ocean scientists shared their research in Alaska’s seas.
We created and support SEANET – a network of ocean scientists, educators, communicators and community members.
For more information about COSEE Alaska, please contact Nora Deans at firstname.lastname@example.org, 907.644.6707.