Co-founder of the College of Exploration in 1991. Organized the first Ocean Literacy Online Conference with the National Geographic Society January 14 - February 1 2002. One of the four co-organizers of the Online Conference that started the development of the Ocean Literacy campaign, October 2004. See: Cava, Francesca, S. Schoedinger, C. Strang, and P. Tuddenham. (2005).Science Content and Standards for Ocean Literacy: A Report on Ocean Literacy,http://www.coexploration.org/oceanliteracy/documents/OLit2004-05_Final_Report.pdf. Co-founder of the European Marine Science Educators Association EMSEA.