• Urban Coast Institute - Coastal Watershed

    The Urban Coast Institute

    Supporting Stewardship of Coastal Ecosystems

    Mission: To serve Monmouth University and the public interest as a forum for research, education, and collaboration in the development and implementation of science-based policies and programs that support stewardship of healthy, productive, and resilient coastal ecosystems and communities.

     
  • 2014 ocean symposium

    For additional information on the 10th Annual Future of the Ocean Symposium and Champions of the Ocean Awards Luncheon please click here.


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    Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal

    Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute is the Principal Investigator for the Mid-Atlantic Data Portal project.

    The Mid-Atlantic Data Portal is an online toolkit and resource center that consolidates available data and enables state, federal, and local users and the general public to visualize and analyze ocean resources and human use information such as fishing grounds, recreational areas, shipping lanes, habitat areas, and energy sites, among others. The Data Portal is continually updated as appropriate datasets that align with MARCO priorities become available. 

  • Neighbor to Neighbor Fall 2013

    President Brown of Monmouth University speaks with Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. and Tony MacDonald of the Urban Coast Institute about issues affecting NJ residents.
  • What's New

    UCI Director Joins Capitol Hill Panel

    Tony MacDonald, Director of Monmouth University's Urban Coast Institute, joins other experts on Capitol Hill Ocean Week Panel on the State of the Ocean.  Watch the video.


    Urban Coast Institute funds Heidi Lynn Sculthorpe Summer Student Research Grants

    The UCI is providing funding to support student Summer Research Grants as part of the 2014 School of Science Summer Research Program (SRP).  Funds are supported, in part, by contributions to the Urban Coast Institute in memory of Heidi Lynn Sculthorpe who was a Monmouth County shore area resident her whole life who loved to surf and spend time at the beach with her family and friends. Ms. Sculthorpe’s father, Mr. Robert B. Sculthorpe is a graduate of Monmouth University and a member of the University Board of Trustees. For a list of last year’s recipients, click here.


    UCI partnered with NJ Future and the Kislak Real Estate Institute to sponsor Rebuilding a Resilient NJ Shore

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    GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY MINOR

    Global Sustainability Globe in HandsThe new Global Sustainability Minor at Monmouth is designed to be accessible and complementary to students studying natural sciences, political science and public policy, social work, health studies, communications, business, and economics, or to any student that is interested in expanding their ability to analyze critical issues facing our society in a multidisciplinary and holistic way.

    Learn More About This Minor


    Report Available

    School of Science Assistant Dean John Tiedemann has published a report and guide for best catch and release practices for striped bass anglers.

    Best Practices Catch and Release Preview

    View and Download Report

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    Catch and Release Brochure

    Catch and Release Poster