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The Center for Ocean Leadership is the new home for programs formerly run by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL). Upon its dissolution in September 2022, certain COL programs transferred to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. This transition marks a historic partnership between the oceanic and atmospheric science communities and will help researchers advance the study of Earth as an interconnected system.

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Sonya Legg Named Director of Center for Ocean Leadership

Legg joins COL from Princeton University, where she is Associate Director of the Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System.

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Our team has a proven track record of shaping the future of ocean science and technology through discovery, understanding, and action.

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The Center for Ocean Leadership enhances ocean discovery through community-wide research programs we manage and support.

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Have questions about the new COL or ideas for collaboration? Use this form to get in touch with the Center for Ocean Leadership team.

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