coral in Moorea
brittel star barren
Moorea landscape
Goleta pier
instruments at the bottom of ocean
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Coastal Research Center

The Coastal Research Center of the Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara, facilitates research and research training that foster a greater understanding of the causes and consequences of dynamic within and among coastal marine ecosystems. An explicit focus involves the application of innovative but basic research to help resolve coastal environmental issues.

www.coastalresearchcenter.ucsb.edu

Morea Coral Reef LTER
A partnership established to support research on long-term ecological phenomena surrounding the island of Moorea.
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Established by the NSF in 1980 to support research on long-term ecological phenomena.
Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO)
PISCO studies marine communities along the west coast of North America from Mexico to Alaska.
Southern California Educational Initiative
Research and research training that fosters a greater understanding of the causes and consequences of dynamics within and among coastal marine ecosystems.
Coastal Marine Institute
A University Research Initiative Program involving the University of California, the State of California, and the Minerals Management Service of the US Department of Interior.
Coastal Toxicology Program
Facilitates new research endeavors by UC faculty and provides students with research support and interdisciplinary training in the broad area of environmental toxicology.