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The Center for

Open Exploration

The Center for Open Exploration (C4OE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to community-based projects which approach marine science and technology from an interdisciplinary perspective, empowering stakeholders of all ages to become explorers and leaders.

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About C4OE

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What We Do

Founded in 2015, C4OE aims to connect all aspects of STEAM and make science happen.  We partner with local organizations to empower community members to become scientists and explorers in culturally-appropriate ways.  Programs and projects include:

ROV-Building Workshops

Living Shorelines

Marine Debris Removal

Leadership Workshops

SCUBA Training

Where We Work

C4OE brings training, equipment, and adventure to the communities we work with.  Current and past programs sites:

Tampa / St. Petersburg,



Seattle, Washington

& the Salish Sea

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary,


Eastern Arctic

(Nunavut, Greenland, Norway)

Who We Are

C4OE's all-volunteer board draws on diverse environmental leadership and education backgrounds:


Marine Science



Field Biology


Traditional Ecological Knowledge /

Indigenous Knowledge-ways

SCUBA Instruction

Scuba Divers Deep Sea
is for everyone.

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