Monterey Area Research Institutions' Network for Education

Preparing Tomorrow’s Ocean Leaders



The Monterey Area Research Institutions' Network for Education (MARINE) program is now being piloted under the University of California at Santa Cruz's new Coastal Science and Policy (CS&P) program. As such, we will be retiring this site in the coming weeks. Please see the new contact information below. We look forward to this new and exciting chapter in MARINE's history!


CS&P MARINE Faculty and Staff:

  • Mark Carr, Interim Co-Director,
  • Don Croll, Interim Co-Director,
  • Kelly Newton Zilliacus, Administrator & Graduate Student Coordinator,
  • Melissa Cronin, Graduate Student Assistant,




Social Media:


Newsletter: Will continue under same distributor (MailChimp); no need to re-sign up if already on email list

Calendar: Linked to new account; link forthcoming

Jobs Board: TBD


See Past MARINE Events

MARINE Calendar

MARINE highlights events happening at partner institutions as well as those happening within the Monterey Bay area.

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Quarterly Event Plan

Get a big-picture perspective on the events we have planned on the horizon.

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Past Events

Over the past several years, MARINE has offered a multitude of events and activities.

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Who We Are

MARINE (Monterey Area Research Institutions' Network for Education) provides professional development opportunities to prepare future ocean leaders for interdisciplinary real world problem-solving. MARINE is a collaboration between The Center for Ocean Solutions and seven Monterey Bay area academic campuses.




Learn more about MARINE's mission, who we are, and our seven partner campuses.

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Campus Liaisons

Get to know our campus liaisons.

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What We Do

MARINE offers graduate students professional development opportunities based in communication, collaboration and innovation.

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Connect with MARINE

Social Media

Want to know the latest from MARINE? Stay up-to-date through our social media platforms.

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Enjoy stories from MARINE as students flex their #scicomm skills through our blog.

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Subscribe to MARINE's newsletter for weekly updates on events and news from around the region. Read past issues to see what you may have missed.


Resources for Participants

Job Board

MARINE shares career and internship opportunities in ocean and environmental science, policy, education, and communication.

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Career Resources

  MARINE works to connect graduate students with career opportunities through a variety of career resources.

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Education and Teaching

COS works to create sharable workshop and course curriculum from our leadership development activities for use by our partners, collaborators, and other education programs.

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"Passport" hopes to illuminate MOUs between Monterey area institutions allowing graduate students to register for courses at different campuses in the region.

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Wicked Problems

MARINE's Wicked Problems course series focuses on current issues facing the world's oceans

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Ocean Policy

Every other summer, MARINE runs a two-week crash course on ocean policy.

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