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Coastal & Marine Science Institute General Support

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.

Watch an informational video about the University of California, Davis' Coastal Marine and Sciences Institute here.


Jennifer Prahl
Assistant Director of Development, Office of Research
[email protected]
530-754-0482 (Phone)

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UC Davis
Office of University Development

UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5270

Phone: (530) 754-4438
Fax: (530) 754-2294