College of Science

Department of Marine Science

Rote Program Initiatives

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Research in Support of Management

Applied Research & Collaborations 

The Rote Program focuses entirely on applied (or user-driven) research projects. Projects are designed and implemented with the input of those who will ultimately use the resultant information.

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Immersive Virtual Reality Dives

Immersive VR Dive Curriculum

With the VR SCUBA 360 curriculum, your classroom becomes the ocean and your students are marine scientists. Through the use of virtual reality headsets and smartphones, students collect real world data along an underwater transect. 

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Student Scholars Programs

Marine science scholarships are provided to CSUMB undergraduate and graduate students that explore the critical science which helps shape environmental governance: for thesis research, exploration of career pathways, and influential public outreach.

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Public Events & Outreach

Rote Lecture Series

The Rote Lecture Series brings renowned speakers to campus to discuss a variety of subjects related to the interface of science and policy.



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Documentary Film Projects

The marine science documentary A Deep Dive Into... explores, through the lens of Dr. Lindholm's student research team, the ecological stories that happen 'in people's backyards'.