College of Science

Coastal and Marine Ecosystems


The Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Program (CMEP) is a research and education program at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). CMEP supports basic research to increase our understanding of coastal and marine ecosystems from coastal wetlands to the open ocean and deep sea. CMEP research efforts are paired with education and outreach programs that engage diverse stakeholder groups and provide training for emerging and current ocean leaders.

Explore the links in the sidebar to learn more about our programs and opportunities to get involved in CMEP activities!

For general questions or information about CMEP, please email

If you are interested in partnering with us, please fill out our inquiry form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Primary funding for the Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Program is provided by the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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