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:
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.