About Us

CMSI Location and Mailing Address

Location:  Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute Office - 1347 Storer Hall - (530) 752-8812

Mailing Address: 

Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute

Department of Evolution and Ecology

2320 Storer Hall

University of California Davis

Davis, CA 95616

CMSI Brochure 1

CMSI Brochure 2

 

The recent establishment of the Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute (CMSI) at UC Davis is fueled by our broad and deep strengths in marine science and policy, which are immersed in a campus that is known for innovative, integrative analyses that lead to real-world beneficial outcomes. 

Specifically, the CMSI aims to catalyze and foster innovative partnerships for discovering, understanding, and communicating science for effective stewardship of ocean and coastal environments in California and beyond. We especially strive to build collaborations with diverse stakeholders, including private-sector organizations and corporations that have significant economic, social, and environmental interests in the coastal ocean and at the land-sea interface.  We believe that such partnerships can lead to the development of sustainable policies that protect biodiversity, nurture ecosystems, and enhance beneficial uses of the ocean in parallel with socio-economic development.

Our Mission

The Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute (CMSI) (1) coordinates and promotes the diverse research activities of the marine science and policy community at UC Davis, (2) educates future scientists and leaders who will make coastal sustainability a priority and reality; and (3) fosters innovative partnerships for discovering, understanding and communicating science for effective stewardship of coastal environments in California and beyond.

Our Vision

The Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute, (CMSI) at UC Davis will be a world-leading interdisciplinary research and educational institute, focusing on the economic, ecological and social challenges of rapidly changing and increasingly crowded coastal and ocean environments.

Annual Report 2013-2014

Our accomplishments for our first year (2013-2014) reflect an exciting time of establishment, development and partnership-building which are outlined in this Annual Report.  

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