Pugh Named Board Chair of COSEE Alaska
The COSEE mission is to serve as a bridge between ocean science researchers and educators and as a catalyst for marine science education.
Chancellor John Pugh has been named chair of the Advisory Board of Directors for COSEE Alaska (coseealaska. net). The Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence is a national initiative funded by the National Science Foundation. The COSEE mission is to serve as a bridge between ocean science researchers and educators and as a catalyst for marine science education. COSEE is working closely with ocean scientists, educators and coastal community members to:
Link scientists, educators and coastal communities in Alaska and nationwide with emphasis on ocean climate change.
Communicate western science and traditional knowledge about ocean climate change to Alaska and the nation.
Increase participation in ocean sciences by underrepresented and under-served audiences.
Provide tools and services to ocean scientists for effective outreach with focus on ocean climate change literacy.
Enhance teacher capabilities for incorporating ocean climate change and place-based knowledge into curricula.