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Support SEA’s World Class Faculty

They’re dedicated to educating young people and to seeking solutions to our planet’s most challenging problems. They embrace SEA’s philosophy of cooperative and experiential education.

At sea, our professors lead a shipboard staff of mates and assistant scientists chosen for their sailing experience as well as their teaching skills and commitment to experiential education.

Through the Launching Leaders Campaign, Sea Education Association seeks to significantly increase our endowment, including funding for endowed chair faculty.


  • Attract and retain world-class scholars who share their expertise with the next generation of ocean scientists, policymakers, historians, and global citizens.
  • Strengthen SEA’s leadership position in ocean policy to positively impact the ocean environment and those who depend upon it.
  • Increase access to the world of ocean conservation by elevating our faculty profile and opening doors to new collaborations.
  • Recognize research and academic accomplishments.
  • Attract future donors who value both a robust endowment and distinguished professorships.

For more information, contact:

Polly Lyman
Director of Development
(508) 444-1914


Endowment is the cornerstone of SEA’s future long-term sustain- ability. Although our current endowment is substantial by many measures for an institution of our size, a more robust endowment will provide the resources with which SEA can continue to educate its students, both on and off the water, delivering its mission today and for generations to come.

Robert C Seamans


By maintaining our ships to the highest standards, we provide safe, reliable platforms for life-changing educational experiences and scientific discovery.


Located in the world-renowned scientific community of Woods Hole, SEA’s campus provides access to collaborations with leading scientific organizations.

Class on ship

SEA’s success depends on exceptional scholars who engage one-on-one with students to provide an unparalleled experiential education experience.

Students on small boat

SEA’s sailing programs have inspired more than 10,000 alumni who work in all areas of business, policy, research, education, advocacy, and the maritime fields.

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