As a global partnership, we discover how coastal ecosystems work—and how to keep them working—through science
Healthy and diverse coastal ecosystems, revealed through networked science and safeguarded by an informed society
Do it together.
We are a community, committed to supporting each other and to following the best ideas regardless of their source. We achieve more together than we can individually.
Lead the way.
We work with purpose, striving to nurture a global community that takes on challenges and breaks new ground, using the best science to build open-source knowledge of how marine ecosystems work, and supporting the people who build it.
Discover the secrets.
We are driven by curiosity to know and understand ocean life and ecosystems, how they are changing, humanity’s place in the world, and how to use that knowledge for the common good. We take a long view, go wherever the evidence leads, and explore new ways to get there.
Share information for solutions.
We share our tools, open-source knowledge, and stories to understand and communicate the value of coastal ecosystems and to inform action.
Respect nature and people.
We respect the inherent worth of nature and the dignity and safety of all people. We treat one another with respect and do not tolerate discrimination or harassment. Wherever we are, the people we work with are equal partners.
Advance and grow.
We work individually, collectively, and tirelessly to master our craft and impact, improving ourselves and the world.