About the COLE

Center for Ocean Literacy and Education is the national center for “ocean and marine education” in Japan, funded by the Nippon Foundation.
COLE’s objective is an academic and practical research according to “ocean and marine education” developed by a team of oceanography researchers and educational researchers. Lead by ocean and marine education and research promotion bureaus throughout the country in cooperation with the center, COLE pursues the development, research and investigation of a new hands-on type of ocean and marine education curriculum on the primary and secondary level with education administration personnel and teachers.