Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
CMEP supports basic research to increase our understanding of coastal and marine ecosystems from coastal wetlands to the open ocean and deep sea. Modern technological and social science approaches employed in CMEP research also inform conservation and management of coastal and marine resources at regional and national levels. CMEP research efforts are paired with education and outreach programs to engage diverse stakeholder groups and train a new generation of ocean scientists.
Implementing advanced technological and modern social science methods, CMEP research aims to increase our understanding of coastal and marine ecosystems while also helping improve management of critical coastal and marine resources. CMEP research supports three key research priorities as outlined by the National Ocean Service:
CMEP education programs are designed to engage a diverse array of public and private stakeholder groups as part of efforts to create an informed citizenry around issues surrounding ocean science research and management. Our education programs provide ongoing professional development for science professionals and educators while providing training for the next generation of ocean scientists. CMEP education efforts are allocated across the following areas:
- Undergraduate and Graduate Student Training
- K-12 Grade Education
- Science Professionals
Private Programs Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Consortium for Ocean Leadership National Ocean Sciences Bowl
Interested in participating in CMEP activities? We'd love to hear from you. Contact information for our research, education, and outreach programs can be found below.
If you are interested in partnering with us, please fill out our inquiry form, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Dr. Corey Garza｜(831) 582-3024, email@example.com
Education & Outreach Inquiries
Dr. Laura Good｜(831) 582-4188, firstname.lastname@example.org