Oceans Lab supports interdisciplinary research, writing and advocacy on maritime issues across oceanic spaces. Our projects focus on questions related to race, labor and inequality, climate change, migration and geopolitics.

The Lab seeks to develop collaborative conceptual and methodological resources to study oceans. We build digital platforms and resources as well as communicate research to broader audiences. A key goal of the Oceans Lab is making legible and tangible the importance of oceanic spaces in structuring forms of polity, economy, and sociality.

Do you want to add something to our Oceans Map?

Send us your name, a short essay, a short story, a photo, a video, or a link to a social media post related to the sea or maritime issues (TikToks at sea are welcome, as are research essays!). We aim to fill our map with “stories from the sea” of all kinds.