For 50 years, SEA has offered exciting and challenging academic programs in ocean studies. Through a rare blend of theoretical learning and hands-on application, SEA’s multidisciplinary curriculum offers students a unique opportunity to combine the world of marine science with an offshore sailing and research experience.
From our first program in 1971 aboard Westward to the construction of our campus in 1985, a second ship in 1987 (the Corwith Cramer), and the launch and commissioning of the Robert C. Seamans in 2001, SEA’s reputation continues to grow. SEA is influencing a new generation of young people whose understanding of and appreciation for the world’s oceans will have an impact on our future. SEA depends upon the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends to:
- Sustain the quality of its programs
- Provide scholarship funds for prospective students
- Attract and retain quality faculty members
- Provide state-of-the-art research sailing vessels as platforms for learning
- Maintain a residential campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts