May 14, 2018

Story: Monterey Area Research Institutions’ Network for Education (MARINE) moves to new UC Santa Cruz Coastal Science and Policy program


Since 2009, the Monterey Area Research Institutions’ Network for Education (MARINE) has been managed by the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions (COS). Following last month’s successful Oceans Colloquium, MARINE is now being managed by the new Coastal Science & Policy Program (CSP) at UC Santa Cruz. This transition is being facilitated by Dr. Mark Carr, MARINE faculty representative and Co-director of CSP. Under this new leadership, MARINE will continue to provide professional and leadership development opportunities for the next generation of ocean leaders through its offering of a variety of high-quality courses, workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and other events.

MARINE is a collaboration between COS and seven Monterey Bay-area campuses: CSU Monterey Bay, Hopkins Marine Station, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Moss Landing Marine Labs, Naval Postgraduate School, UC Santa Cruz, and Stanford University. MARINE aims to better prepare regional graduate students and early career professionals with the skills and opportunities necessary to better prepare them as future ocean and coastal leaders, and for the demands of interdisciplinary environmental problem-solving at the interface between science and policy.

Please see below for all the necessary new contact information for the MARINE program. We request your patience in this transitionary period as we work to put all the tools into the hands of the new administration. Any future information regarding MARINE events and opportunities will be disseminated across these various updated platforms, so continue to reference them in the coming months.

Lastly, we want to extend our deep and sincere thanks to those who have made the MARINE program the success it has been thus far, and to those who have also helped ensure a smooth transition to its new home.

MARINE’s success has always come directly from the passion and initiative of our community. We have been so privileged to act as a stepping stone on the path of our many liaisons and affiliates to bigger and greater contributions. They never fail to inspire us with their dedication to pursuing solutions to our most pressing ocean issues. We remain committed to this shared mission and are excited that CSP will now take the lead in ensuring that this program – and its impact – continue to flourish.

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:

* Twitter: @CSP_MARINE

* Facebook: @CSP.MARINE

* YouTube: Monterey Area Research Institutions’ Network for Education (MARINE)

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