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