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2018 Champions of the Ocean Honorees Former NJ Governors James Florio and Thomas Kean with UCI Director Tony MacDonald

Congratulations to our

2018 Champions of the Ocean

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Great Gifts for Ocean Lovers: UCI Apparel

Apply for Research Grants


The UCI is currently accepting proposals for research grant funding through the Marine Science & Policy Initiative. Click the icon at left to apply for funds through the MyMU Portal. (Must have proper Monmouth University login credentials to enter.)

About the Urban Coast Institute

Mission: To serve Monmouth University and the public 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.

Each year, the UCI manages a number of signature programs and events, including:

  • Student-faculty research projects
  • Lectures by distinguished scholars and professionals
  • Annual Future of the Ocean Symposium and Champions of the Ocean Awards