CMSI Graduate Student and Postdoc Research Symposium - May 8, 2018 - UC Davis

Please join us for the Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute's Graduate Student and Postdoc Spring Research Symposium on Tuesday, May 8th from 10:00 - 4:00pm, in the UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom B. 

The aim of this symposium is to learn about the amazing work being done by grad students and postdocs, to foster community, and to identify opportunities for synergy and collaboration.

Talks will be in a short format (five minutes long, similar to Ignite without the automatic slide transition), lending to a more conversational and storytelling presentation style intended to stimulate the exchange of new and exciting ideas.

Casual handwritten posters on giant sticky notes and displaying topics that the presenters would like feedback on (e.g. research objectives, methods, approaches to teaching, outreach, etc.) will also be used during the symposium. All attendees will be given a giant sticky note during check-in to customize, and will be able to use regular-sized sticky notes to leave comments and feedback on other posters throughout the day.

Breaks with refreshments and a catered lunch will be provided to facilitate extended discussion, and the event will conclude with a happy hour reception.

To attend and/or present at the symposium, please register for the event by May 1st, 12PM via this link.  Faculty are also welcome to attend. If you have previously completed our RSVP survey, you should have received further instructions via a separate email.

Christopher M. Dewees presents "A Passion for Fish: Science and Art Come Together" - May 4, 2018 - Bodega Marine Laboratory

Christopher M. Dewees presents "A Passion for Fish: Science and Art Come Together" and discusses his book, A Life Among Fishes: The Art of Gyotaku, sharing a half century of printing fish and shellfish to full color.  This event will be held at the Bodega Marine Laboratory in Bodega Bay, CA, on May 4, 2018, at 3:00p.m. in the James S. Clegg Lecture Hall.  Click here to view the flier; and here for details as available on the Bodega Marine Laboratory site.

Tomales Bay Research Symposium - March 26, 2018 - Bodega Marine Laboratory

There will be a symposium at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory in Bodega Bay, CA on Monday, March 26, 1-5pm to showcase research/monitoring studies in Tomales Bay (including adjoining wetlands) and to discuss research plans and priorities with the Tomales Bay Watershed Council.  For further information, please contact Annaliese Hettinger,, Ben Rubinoff,, or John Largier,  Click here to view the symposium program.

Disease in Pacific Salmonids: Research, Monitoring, and Management Workshop - March 14, 2018 - UC Davis

Convened by the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute (CMSI) and Delta Stewardship Council: Delta Science Program, an all-day salmon disease ecology workshop was held on the UC Davis campus, ARC Ballroom A, on March 14, 2018, from 8:30a.m. to approximately 4:30p.m.  The event was free and open to the public with registration. 

Click here to view the Save the Date.

For full workshop details, click here

CMSI Internal Research Workshop - Rescheduled to December 18, 2017

(This event, originally scheduled for October 9, 2017, has been rescheduled now to Monday, December 18, 2017.)

For full event details, click here

Following finalization of the CMSI Strategic Plan, this year we will adopt more of a workshop approach for our gathering. The aim is to generate action plans for cross cutting research themes.

  • In the morning … a series of panel discussions exploring different research themes
  • In the afternoon … breakout groups, each centered on a different research theme, developing ideas and identifying actions towards novel interactions

Through the wrap-up plenary session, follow-up discussions, and a written report, this workshop will outline an agenda for integrative research – how CMSI can best advance ideas and new knowledge beyond traditional pairings.


  • Articulate research themes – give meaning to words in strategic plan.
    • Share ideas and identify big-thinking research opportunities
      (advancing ideas and new knowledge that cut across traditional pairings)
  • Develop cross cutting action plans – give meaning to CMSI integration.
    • Link people into working groups

Chasing Coral - Film Screening & Panel Discussion with Dr. Ruth Gates - December 5, 2017

UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute, John Muir Institute of the Environment, and the Department of Environmental Science and Policy will present the screening of the award-winning documentary film, "Chasing Coral" with a question and answer panel of climate change science experts. 

Location:  UC Davis, Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room

7:40pm - Film Screening

9:10pm - Question and Answer Panel

The moderator is Dr. Marissa Baskett, UC Davis; with panel members Dr. Ruth Gates, University of Hawai'i, Dr. Ben Houlton, UC Davis, and Dr. Anne Todgham, UC Davis.

Click here to view the event flier.

Free admission.  Registration is required and is available here

Managed Relocation Under a Changing Climate: An Interdisciplinary Perspective Symposium - Davis, CA - December 4, 2017

Convened by the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute (CMSI) and Delta Stewardship Council: Delta Science Program, an all-day Managed Relocation Under a Changing Climate: An Interdisciplinary Perspective Symposium was held on the UC Davis campus on December 4, 2017, 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Further details are available here.

UC Davis Celebrates Marine Science at Bodega Marine Laboratory- November 4, 2017

Celebrate this year's acheivements in marine science with CMSI on November 4th at Bodega Marine Laboratory. This will bring together alumni, faculty, friends, and policymakers to celebrate this year's acheivements in academics, research, and effective coastal stewardship. We will honor long-time faculty and Professor Emeritus, Dr. James S. Clegg. We hope to use this event to connect alumni and those who are passionate about the research that drives marine sciences at UC Davis. 

Grad Student and Postdocs Pizza Extravaganza- October 20, 2017

Come stop by CMSI HQ, Storer Hall 1347, for pizza and beer on October 20th, 2017 from 4-6pm. This will be a great time to talk with peers and meet other students that are just starting their first year! We look forward to hosting you! 

View informational flyer here

Marine and Coastal Science - Meet & Greet & Eat - October 5, 2017

The annual Fall Meet & Greet & Eat for Marine Science students will be held on Thursday, October 5th from 3-5pm in 1347 Storer Hall. Come on out and mingle with students and faculty, learn more about the marine sciences at UC Davis, and have some free pizza!  This event is open to all declared and interested Marine and Coastal Science majors, Oceanography minors, Bodega Marine Lab students, and anyone else involved in the marine sciences on campus. 

meet and greet and eat

Petaluma Arts Center - Tidal Response: Coastal Marine Environments from Above and Below Exhibit

The Petaluma Arts Center announces Tidal Response: Coastal Marine Environments from Above and Below, on view from August 19 through October 21, 2017.  The Exhibition Opening date is August 19, 2017. 

Tidal Response explores the intersection of art and science through a series of responses to coastal environments, with particular emphasis on Sonoma County. Some of these marine impressions are more literal – Peter Connors displays formerly living sea creatures as a medium in his delicate algae pressings, Chris Dewees uses sea inhabitants as part of his process of Gyotaku (Japanese fish printing). Other works are more conceptual, as Richard and Judith Selby Lang repurpose objects found at the water’s edge to express both environmental philosophy and sense of place. Collectively, these artists, some trained in fine arts, some in biology, enter into a dialogue with nature, and with each other, breaking down disciplinary silos and allowing for a more holistic and richer exploration of a complex ecosystem.

The exhibition, presented in the two galleries at the Petaluma Arts Center, will provide an immersive experience for visitors, drawing attention to Sonoma Coast’s unique, thriving yet fragile environment.

For full exhibit details, visit the Bodega Marine Laboratory site here, or the Petaluma Arts Center site here.

CMSI Professional Development Series- June 20, 2017

Mark your calendars for June 20th from 11am to 1pm PST for the second installment of the CMSI Professional Development Workshop (see attached flier). The format of this workshop will be a panel discussion with five professionals who hold jobs in the government. This event will be held on campus in CMSI (Storer 1347), with refreshments and beverages to be provided.

Panelists include:

Chris Kwan, Environmental Scientist, State Water Resources Control Board

Christine Sur, Knauss Legislative Fellow

Nature McGinn, Polar Environmental Policy Specialist at NSF

Scott Brandl, Senior Environmental Scientist, Delta Stewardship Council

Matt Young, Fish Biologist, USGS

Please contact Brady O'Donnell ( or Roxanne Banker ( with any questions.

Domoic Acid Workshop- May 4th, 2017 at UC Davis Alumni Center

Domoic acid is a neurotoxin that is produced by some species of the algae Pseudo-nitzschia and can accumulate in shellfish, including crustaceans. Many studies have shown ties between global warming and more frequent HABs, which could potentially lead to the contamination of marine life along the California coast. Workshop discussion topics can be found on attached flyer.  

The workshop will be held at the UC Davis Buehler Alumni Center at 530 Alumni Lane in Davis, on May 4th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. While registration is free, space is limited so register early. Click here for the informational flyer. For more information visit the OEHHA website here.

Science Communication Workshop - Davis, CA - April 10, 2017

A full-day Science Communication Workshop focusing on topics including science-policy integration, media relations, social media, and public and visual communication was convened by the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute and the Delta Stewardship Council, Delta Science Program with additional support from UC Davis Graduate Studies - Professors for the Future Program and  UC Davis Strategic Communications. The workshop featured plenary speakers in the morning and training sessions in the afternoon. It was held Monday, April 10th at UC Davis ARC and was free and open to the public.

The workshop details and training session recordings are available here.

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2017 UC Davis Environmental Law Symposium- March 10, 2017

The UC Davis Environmental Law Society invites you to attend this year’s symposium which aims to explore California’s role as a domestic and international climate leader. The event will bring together governmental agencies, academia, industry, and nonprofit organizations in an attempt to address challenges and opportunities associated with California’s climate policy and environmental issues.

For more details or to RSVP, please click here.

Contaminants in the San Francisco Bay-Delta - Davis, CA - January 31, 2017

The UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute and the Delta Science Program held an all day symposium on the UC Davis campus entitled, "Contaminants in the San Francisco Bay-Delta - Novel Tools and Approaches to Evaluate Effects of Multiple Stressors."  The symposium was free and open to the public.

For full symposium details, agenda, and program specifics, click HERE.

Click HERE to view the recording of the seminar speakers.

Beyond the Golden Gate Research Symposium- Tiburon, CA - December 1, 2016

Join us for a day of presentations focused on the oceanography, ecology, and geology of the Gulf of Farallones and adjacent waters between Point Arena and Point Año Nuevo – including Cordell Bank, Point Reyes, and central San Francisco Bay. 

Presentations will focus on new, on-going and recently completed research, monitoring and habitat characterization projects. We have scheduled long breaks so that participants have the opportunity to meet with presenters and to network with colleagues, resource managers, and decision makers.

Register here.

California's Coastal Act - The Next 40 Years - Berkeley, CA - November 17, 2016

UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, Stanford Law School, and Resources Legacy Fund invite you to join a discussion of the past, present, and future of California’s coast.  

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the California Coastal Act. Enacted in 1976, the Act has guided coastal development and protection for decades. But today the California coastline arguably faces its greatest challenges yet relating to the balance between preservation and development, the Coastal Commission’s relationship to other government agencies and jurisdictions, projected impacts of sea-level rise and related coastal change, and conflicts over public access, including access for underserved communities.  

Join us to explore the 40-year history of California coastal management and to inform the agenda for the next 40 years of implementation. Expert speakers will lead discussions regarding the history and evolution of California’s coastal policies, key issues being considered and debated today, and potential paths forward. 

Click here for agenda and further details.

Delta Stewardship Council - Davis, CA - November 1-2, 2016

Delta Stewardship Council and US Geologoical Survey present:

The Science Enterprise Workshop: Supporting and Implementing Collaborative Science

Scientists, science-policy experts, and stakeholders will gather for a two-day workshop to better understand how collaborative science is being managed, funded, and communicated in several high-profile ecosystems around the country.

To Register and Learn More, click here

Joint Committee on Fisheries & Aquaculture - Bodega Marine Laboratory - October 4, 2016

First ever State Hearing on Aquaculture to be held at the Bodega Marine Laboratory next week.

Senator Mike McGuire, chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Congressman Jared Huffman will convene a special hearing on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at the Bodega Marine Laboratory to take an in-depth look at the aquaculture industry in California, as well as receive an update on the outlook for the upcoming Dungeness and Rock crab seasons.

This hearing will be the first time that the Joint Committee has focused primarily on Aquaculture, which can be though of as "farming in water."  The farmed fish, oysters, and seaweed industry is larger than ever and panelists will explore finfish, shellfish, inland production and perspectives from state agencies.  The public is encouraged to attend.

Click here for full details.

Marine and Coastal Science Undergraduate Major - Meet & Greet & Eat - September 29, 2016

meet and greet and eat

CMSI Workshop - Anticipating and Resolving Conflicting Management Goals: Invasive Plant Eradication and Endangered Species Recovery in Coastal and Aquatic Systems - September 28, 2016

UC Davis - Student Community Center - Meeting Room D


Free and Open to the public.

For full details, click HERE.

To view the program, click HERE.

To view the workshop recording, click HERE.

Invasive Plant Eradication Flier image

UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory - 50th Anniversary Celebration

BML Anniversary

UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory 50th Anniversary Celebration

You and your entire family
are invited!
Make plans today to join us to celebrate the past 50 years 
and hear our plans for the next 50!
Saturday, September 17, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Events Include
Reminisce with Past Colleagues   |  Program Celebrating 50 Years
Lab and Reserve Tours

UC Davis Bodega Marine Lab (BML)
2099 Westshore Road  |  Bodega Bay CA 94923
GPS Coordinates:
38.3190501 (latitude)
-123.05550870000002 (longitude)

Please visit
to learn more about the event

Please click here if you would like to make a gift to help 
continue  the work of Bodega Marine Laboratory

Due to the remote location, please allow 
extra time for travel, traffic, and road conditions
No dogs or other pets (other than service animals) allowed
For more information, please contact
Bill Kuhlman

California Climate Change Symposium

Save the Date!

California Climate Change Symposium

September 6th- The California Climate Change Symposium will be presented presented by the Califonria Natural Resources Agency, CalEPA, the Governor's office of Planning and Research, and the California Adaptation form. It will take place in Long Beach, CA, and registration opens in mid June, so make sure to check out the website here.

Climate Change Talk in Davis


Jennifer Fehrenbacher, UC Davis lecturer and project scientist, will be presenting a talk on June 7th at 7:00 PM at the Explorit Science Center at 3142 5th Steet, Davis. The talk is titled "Paleoclinate Perspectives on Climate Change: a View from the Bottom of the Sea." The talk is free to attend and is open to the public. 

At the talk, Fehrenbacher will present part of the Climate Reality Project which includes potential global solutions to Cliamte change, and she will present her research on marine paleoclimatology. 

The event was organized by the National Center for Science Education. For more information on the talk, click here.

iNaturalist Training


On May 31st, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, two rocky shore intertidal biologists and outreach specialists from the California Academy of Sciences will lead a training session at the Bodega Marine Laboratory South Lounge on the use of iNaturalist. For those who are not famililiar with iNaturalist, the service allows you to photocatalog organisms and store metadata on when and where the organism was encountered. Since the service is global and can be accessed by anyone, it offeres a great opportunity for citizen science and the compiliation of vast amounts of species data.

 Dont miss this great opportunity! Guests are welcome. Please bring your own lunch.

To RSVP, please email Matt Whalen at

Marine and Coastal Sciences Info Session


Marine and Coastal Science majors - Come to Storer Hall 1347 (CMSI) on May 10th from 12:00-1:00 PM to chat with faculty and advisors about the four focus areas in the Marine and Coastal Science major. This is your chance to pick which focus classes you want to take, explore a new focus area, learn about careers in your focus area, talk with faculty, hang out with other MCS majors, and enjoy free food! This is a casual event so feel free to just drop by for as long as you can.

A Connected Ocean- Call for Papers

A Connected Ocean

A Connected Ocean (ACO): new approaches, new technologies, new challenges for knowledge of ocean processes conference

Call for papers- Deadline: May 6th, 2016

A Connected Ocean is calling for papers for its conference in Brest, France, that takes place from October 11th through October 13th. The conference will focus on emerging ocean observation technologies and integrating data and observations from these tools to better tackle marine challenges. The conference will contain five sessions:

  • New autonomous approaches to the measurement of biogeochemical rates
  • Interoparability standards for the marine environment
  • Multimodal synergies in ocean studies
  • Big data infrastructure and analytics in ocean science
  • Integrated observations of upwelling systems

To have your paper be considered for display, please submit your abstract here.

More information is available on the conference's website.

Implications of Seafood Supply Chain Certification for Social Outcomes Seminar

Seafood Seminar

You are invited to:

The Resources for the Future First Wednesday Implications of Seafood Supply Chain Certification for Social Outcomes Seminar 

May 4th from 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

1616 P St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Register for the Seminar or RSVP to watch the live webcast here.  Please join us at CMSI (1347 Storer Hall) to watch the live webcast, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM PDT.

Speakers will cover topics regarding both positive and negative socioeconomic implications of sustainable fisheries, and will address an audience of policymakers, scientists, sustainable fisheries certification representatives, and nongovermental organization leaders.

See the speaker list below, including CMSI associate directior, Jim Sanchirico.

  • Simon Bush, Associate Professor, Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University
  • John Connelly, President, National Fisheries Institute
  • Kailin Kroertz, Fellow, Resources for the Future
  • Aaron A. McNevin, Director, Sustainable Food, World Wildlife Fund
  • James N. Sanchirico, Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, University of California Davis; Associate Director, UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute; University Fellow, Resources for the Future

Weekend Retreat in Bodega

The first annual Weekend Retreat in Bodega is Friday, May 13th through Sunday, May 15th! 

Come join in for the first annual graduate camping retreat along the beautiful Sonoma Coast. This retreat will be a fun and science filled weekend to connect with fellow CMSI students. 

Activities include:

             Friday night- Pizza and game night 

             Saturday- BML tour, tide pooling, hiking, yard games and BBQ 

             Sunday- Kayak trip on Russian River

Free for the first 30 CMSI graduate students and postdocs to register! This includes transportation to and from Davis, camping, meals (Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, and Saturday dinner), and kayak rental. This does NOT include breakfasts for Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Sunday, and any other snacks or personal expenses.

Register by April 25th here!

Check out the flyer here!

Fourth Ocean Climate Summit: Resilience through Climate-Smart Conservation

Fourth Ocean Climate Summit: Resilience through Climate-Smart Conservation

Registration is now open for the Fourth Ocean Climate Summit: Resilience through Climate-Smart Conservation on May 17, 2016 at the Fort Mason General’s Residence in San Francisco. The summit runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with a networking poster reception to immediately follow.

Please see the Ocean Climate Summit website to register and for detailed information on the event.

The deadline to register is May 10, 2016. Space is limited so please register soon!

BML Picnic Day Tabling

Picnic Day Collage

Don't miss the Bodega Marine Lab tables this Picnic Pay, Saturday, April 16th! There will be tanks with live animals on display, and CMSI students and faculty to answer questions about the lab and all of the other marine sciences programs at UC Davis! 

The tables will be MU 14 and 15, which are underneath the big oak tree and in between the MU and the Quad. Make sure to stop by and say hello!

Coffee and Tea Hour

The Coffee and Tea Hour will now be held on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Monday of every month! 

Coffee and Tea Hour

Panel on Non-Academic Careers in Conservation

The Davis Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology is hosting a Panel on Non-academic Careers in Conservation to answer questions and open discussion about career opportunities in conservation outside of academia.  The panel is open to all UC graduate students, post-docs, and faculty who have questions about transitioning a graduate degree in a conservation applicable field into a career outside of academia.

The Panel on Non-academic Careers in Conservation will be held on Tuesday, April 19th in the Multi-purpose room of the Student Community Center.  The panel discussion will run from 10AM to 12PM, with a catered lunch following from 12-1:30PM.  In the afternoon, from 1:30PM-3:30PM, there will be small group breakout discussions with the panelists.  At 4:30PM we will reconvene for a happy hour with the panelists. 

See the PDF for information on the amazing panelists we have gathered together for this event!  We are pleased to offer a diverse group of successful conservation scientists that represent a large swath of non-academic career options, from governmental agencies to large non-profits.

Registration is required for this free event.  Please fill out the form linked below by Thursday, April 14thPanel on Careers in Conservation Registration

CMSI Graduate Student and Postdoc Symposium


Please join us for the first Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute Graduate Student and Postdoc Symposium. The event will be on Wednesday, May 25th from 2:00-5:30pm with refreshments to follow, in Plant and Environmental Sciences building, room 3001.

The aim of this symposium is to learn about the amazing work being done by CMSI grad students and postdocs, to foster community, and to identify opportunities for synergy and collaboration. Talks will be in a short format (five minutes long, similar to Ignite without the automatic slide transition), lending to a more conversational and storytelling presentation style intended to stimulate the exchange of new and exciting ideas. Breaks with refreshments and appetizers will be provided to facilitate extended discussion.

To attend and/or present please RSVP by May 1st through this link.

Click here for a PDF of the event. 

2016 Ocean Climate Summit

Save the dates! 

1. The Fourth Ocean Climate Summit: Resilience through Climate-Smart Conservation will be held May 17, 2016 at the Fort Mason General's Residence in San Francisco. 

2. The Climate-Smart Conservation Training: Introduction to Climate Adaptation for Conservation will be held May 18, 2016 at Lower Fort Mason in San Francisco. 

More details will follow shortly!

ocean climate summit

The Center for Coastal Ocean Issues Symposium - Delta & Longfin Smelt: Is Extinction Inevitable?

smelt symposium image

The Center for Coastal Ocean Issues Symposium- Delta and Longfin Smelt: Is Extinction Inevitable? was convened by the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute and the Delta Stewardship Council Delta Science Program.  It was held on March 29, 2016 at UC Davis, in the Activities and Recreation Center, Ballroom A, 8:30am-4:30pm. 

Click here to view the working agenda.

Click here to view the finalized program.

Click here to view the speaker videos from the Delta and Longfin Smelt symposium.

Changing Ocean Conditions & Emerging Legal Challenges Along the California Coastline - March 11, 2016

The 2016 Symposium, Changing Ocean Conditions & Emerging Legal Challenges along the California Coastlineis presented by the Environmental Law Society, Environs: Environmental Law & Policy Journal at UC Davis School of Law, UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute, and California Environmental Law & Policy Center. The day-long event will be held on Friday, March 11, from 9am-5pmat the UC Davis School of Law

RSVP here to attend the symposium or click here for more information.


What to do with a Marine and Coastal Science major?

Are you wondering what to do after graduation with a Marine and Coastal Science degree? Interested in finding out more about careers or graduate school? Come to 1347 Storer Hall on February 11 from 12-1pm to hear from faculty advisors on "What to do with a Marine and Coastal Science major"! Free pizza will be provided!

marine major

Climate Change Science and Communication in the Pacific West

What's really going on with climate change in the Pacific West? And how do you engage your audiences in climate issues? This free, in-person workshop led by NASA, National Park Service, and others will address these questions. The workshop will provide participants with a foundation in climate science and climate impacts of relevance to western coastal states.

The target audience are Federal, State, Municipal agencies, as well as non-profit and private organizations with science communicators, interpreters, environmental educators and education specialists. Participants should have some experience with communication principles and techniques. Knowledge of climate science is not required. Partners and collaborators planning to work together on joint projects are especially encouraged.

The workshop will be held at The General's Residence, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, on Tuesday - Thursday, May 3-5, 2016.

Click here for more information. 

CMSI Holiday Celebration

holiday celebration

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season on December 10 with a special guest lecture from Prof. Howie Spero, followed by a reception at CMSI. Please see attachment above for event details.

Please RSVP by December 4th using the google form at

Pack, Snap, and Send it!

We would like to feature pictures of you with your CMSI bag - like UC Davis Professor Nann Fangue on the Oregon coast below!  Please send pictures to

Nann Fangue with CMSI bag

And if you'd like a CMSI bag of your own, come pick one up at CMSI, 1347 Storer Hall.

Cal Aggie Alumni Association presents "Science to Sustain the Coast" at Bodega Bay

Sustain the Coast

Join us for an exclusive afternoon of discovery and engagement as UC Davis and the Bodega Marine Lab present "Science to Sustain the Coast." Sample delicious alumni beer and wine and sustainably farmed seafood while you tour the marine lab and hear from renowned UC Davis faculty, Rick Grosberg, Founding Director, Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute and Gary Cherr, Director Bodega Marine LabYou will hear firsthand how this unique and vital partnership is playing a strategic role in the scientific research and preservation of the coast and beyond.

Science to Sustain the Coast
Friday, October 16
Tour 2:30 - 4 p.m. 
Reception and Remarks 4 - 6 p.m.
Bodega Marine Lab
2099 Westside Road
Bodega Bay, CA 94923

$25/person includes appetizers and beverages.

We appreciate your RSVP by Friday, October 9 by clicking hereShould you decide to cancel your registration kindly do so by Friday, October 9 at 5 p.m. by emailing Cancellations received after this time or no-shows will not be refunded.

Marine and Coastal Sciences Fall Welcome


Center for Coastal Ocean Issues Symposium: California Salmon and Climate Variability

CA Salmon Symposium Flier image

This California Salmon and Climate Variability Symposium is convened by the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute Center for Coastal Ocean Issues and the Delta Stewardship Council Delta Science Program.


~Please note that registration was capped at 170 attendees for this symposium due to seating capacity.~
Video recording of this symposium will be available on the CMSI website within one week after the symposium.
**Update - 9/17/15 - Symposium speaker videos are now available!  Please click here to view videos from the Symposium.**

Please click here though to visit our events page to view further symposium details.

Call for Posters, visit

BML Summer Session Video Contest

CMSI is hosting a video contest for students taking Summer Sessions I or II at BML.  We want students to create a 1-3 minute video showcasing their experience. Prizes will be awarded for creative, fun video content for our website, the public video screens at CMSI, BML, EVE and various social media outlets.  Click here to view the video contest flier.

Gift card prizes:  First, second and third place ($150, $100, and $50); and nicer CMSI and BML swag for all participants.

Video contest ideas: 

“A Day in Bodega Bay” What do you love most about BML Summer Session?

  • Life as a student at UCD BML
  • Dorm life, classes, research, field trips
  • Video on one aspect of life at BML
  • Highlight class field trips, dorm life, research project, local experience

or Research Highlights

  • Show your research process (inception, experimental design, execution)
  • Video and photos of experiments, snippets of final presentation


The deadlines for the video contest follows.

Summer Session I (both Sequences I and II): August 14, 2015. 

Summer Session II: September 25, 2015

The deadlines are two weeks after courses end so we suggest students film during the course of the session and work on creating the video after the final presentations. Submit your video by uploading on YouTube, then share it via Facebook ( or Twitter (@ucd_cmsi).

If you have questions about the video contest or if you experience difficulty submitting your video, please contact

June 9, 2015: Monthly Grad Student/Postdoc Tea & Coffee

CMSI presents a hosted, monthly coffee/tea hour for marine science and policy graduate student and postdocs to connect and develop relationships and collaborations with each other. This is an opportunity to connect with peers and share ideas over caffeinated drinks and sweets. 

The first social will be held on June 9, 2015 in 1347 Storer Hall at 3pm and, if there is interest, will continue through the summer or resume again in the fall.

coffee and tea

June 7, 2015: CMSI Student BBQ

CMSI invites you to the first graduate student and postdoc social event. Come out to West Manor Park on June 7th from 4-8pm to hang out and meet with your fellow marine science students while enjoying some BBQ and lawn games!

This event is for graduate students and postdocs who study marine science or fields related to marine science, but partners, friends, and family of graduate students and postdocs are welcome.

The CMSI Graduate Student Affairs Committee is hosting the first CMSI social event to bring marine science graduate students and postdocs together to connect and socialize. We want to start developing a sense of community for the graduate students within CMSI to foster novel relationships, collaborations, and connections between BML and UC Davis. 

Please RSVP here and inform us of your dietary preference and carpooling needs (BML area students) by June 5th. 

June 1, 2015: Undergraduate Pizza Social

Are you an undergrad interested in marine sciences? Are you interested in spending time at Bodega Marine Lab? Do you want to meet other students with similar interests and experience?

Take a break from studying to enjoy lunch and learn more about the Institute, the BML Quarter, the MCS major, and to chat with professors and peers from the EPS, ESP, & BioSci departments. Feel free to stop by and grab a slice. We look forward to meeting you! 

11:50-1:30PM @ 1347 Storer Hall

Please click here to RSVP.


Thank you for coming to the undergraduate pizza social! There was a large student turnout, and we hope you learned more about our programs and had a great time socializing with faculty, staff, and fellow peers. 

pizza pizza

May 6, 2015: New Approaches for Responding to Climate Change in the San Francisco Bay-Delta

The UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and Aquaculture and the Delta Stewardship Council is hosting a conference regarding New Approaches for Responding to Climate Change in the San Francisco Bay-Delta. The conference is free and open to the public. Organized by CMSI affiliate Ted Grosholz, the event will be focusing on updating our current understanding of climate impacts based on recent downscaled projections and information about natural and human environments. For more information and a full agenda, click here.

For Faculty and Researchers

Planning Meeting
December 17, 2013
Life Sciences 1022
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Lunch will be provided.

For Graduate Students and Post Docs

Planning Meeting