Research at SEA
Undergraduate research is a cornerstone of Sea Education Association (SEA), with an emphasis on field-based study in the marine and social sciences. SEA faculty and staff are active in their respective fields through grant-funded research projects, participation in professional conferences, and publication in scholarly journals.
Faculty encourage SEA students to contribute new aspects to ongoing research or to develop their own avenues of inquiry, as they guide students through the entire research process from defining the scope of study to final presentation of their work. Many students continue their research upon return to their home institutions, using the field data collected at SEA as the basis of capstone or senior thesis projects. Others remain involved in the research they contributed to during their time at SEA and are subsequently invited as co-authors on presentations and publications resulting from their work.
We invite you to explore the major avenues of research conducted by SEA students, faculty and staff.
Areas of Research
Recent SEA Research in the News
SEA’s Dr. Richard King Examines Marginalized Voices in Maritime Environmental History
SEA Faculty in PRINT Diverse Voices from [...]
SEA Faculty, Crew and Alumni Help Unlock Mysteries of Pelagic Sargassum
Sea Education Association alumni, faculty, and crew are [...]
Scientists Study Plastic-Eating Microbes
SEA in the NEWS Could plastic-eating microbes [...]
SEA Semester Students Use Lightweight CTD to Study Coral Reefs and Mangroves
SEA in the NEWS "Sampling by Snorkelling: [...]
SEA to Host Ned Cabot Marine Biodiversity & Conservation Symposium
This two-day symposium is the capstone experience for students from SEA Semester class C-297, Marine Biodiversity & Conservation. The virtual event includes oral presentations of the students' science, policy and conservation research to an online panel of invited experts. Presentations will be interspersed with related talks given by some of the invited participants. The public is invited to participate via Zoom. Please note: participants must be muted upon entry.)
Meera Subramanian investigates “The Nature of Plastics” in Orion Magazine
SEA in the NEWS "The Nature of [...]