EWC Ocean Research Corps


The EWC Ocean Research Corps (#EWCoceancorps) responds to UNESCO’s call to “change how we finance and conduct ocean research” by training 100 young researchers in 100 different communities across Southeast Asia for the Ocean Decade. Officially launched in 2021, the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the ‘Ocean Decade’, runs through 2030 and provides a common framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support achievement of the SDGs. Researchers are YSEALI members and Early Career Ocean Professionals (less than 10 years' experience) from underrepresented backgrounds in the ocean sciences and  nominated by program partners such as Blue Communities Network and Perhentian Marine Research Station for ten-month, non-residential prestigious EWC research internships.

Corps researchers must be embedded in their local communities and organizations and affiliated with a local University, NGO, or business. Upon completion, each will become official co-founders of the initiative shaping the evolution of the program's initiatives and contributions to the Ocean Decade including supporting the programming, recruitment, and training of other EWC research interns for the duration of the Ocean Decade.  

Photo Credit: Irwan Hermawan


Program Contact

Lance Boyd
Senior Experiential Leadership Education Specialist
Email: boydl@eastwestcenter.org
Phone: (808) 944-7477