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Through funding provided by NOAA’s Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) CMEP is part of the the newest NOAA Cooperative Science Center (CSC); the Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME). CCME advances education and collaborative research, as well as supports students and capacity building in NOAA-mission sciences at Minority Serving Institutions. Each CSC is led by a Minority Serving Institution and partnered with a NOAA line office. CCME forms a collaboration between the following academic institutions:

  • Florida A&M University (Lead Institution)
  • Bethune Cookman University
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Jackson State University
  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

CCME research is conducted in support of NOAA's line office the National Ocean Service (NOS) and focuses on the following key NOS research priority areas:

For additional information on CCME visit our website or contact CMEP Director Dr. Corey Garza at cogarza@csumb.