Emily Aiken

Former CSU Monterey Bay MARINE Student Liaison

Specialties: Ocean Education

CSUMB Liaison From 2014-2015eaiken@csumb.edu

Emily Aiken is pursuing a M.S. degree in Applied Marine and Watershed Science at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). Her thesis is developed around a remotely operated vehicle project in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS), studying the distribution of demersal fishes relative to deep water corals. Emily aims to contribute to the effort of the GFNMS to characterize and monitor the demersal fish and invertebrate communities of the sanctuary as a means to protect its resources. Her goal is to use advanced technology to connect the public and management with exclusive deep-sea details of the GFNMS, one of the most diverse and bountiful marine environments in the world.