NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration
Capt.Craig McLean, Director
Contact: Paula Keener-Chavis, National Education Coordinator

The College of Exploration


This has been a highly collaborative effort among the following groups:

  • National Undersea Research Center (NURC-North Atlantic and Great Lakes) at the University of Connecticut


  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography


  • Ocean Technology Foundation (OTF)


  • University of Southern California Sea Grant (a COSEE center)


  • Bermuda Biological Station for Research (BBSR)


  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy (Department of Science)


  • Many individual educators and scientist advisors
      • Dr. David Bossard
      • Dr. Eric Mills - Dalhousie University


  • University of Connecticut Maritime Studies Program

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