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Overview and Mission

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) is funded by the NOAA Education Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI). The NOAA LMRCSC trains and graduates students from underrepresented communities in marine science for careers in research, management, and public policy that support the sustainable harvest and conservation of our nation's living marine resources. With its partner universities the LMRCSC conducts research on marine and estuarine systems congruent with the interests of NOAA Fisheries. 


    Our mission is to prepare a diverse student body for careers in marine and fisheries sciences through exemplary academic and research collaborations. 


    Our vision is to be a national center of excellence for the development of a diverse body of professionals in marine and fisheries sciences through education and research of the highest quality. 


    • Prepare the future workforce for marine and fisheries science
    • Strengthen collaborations across universities and professional networks to enhance academic programs in marine and fisheries science
    • Develop an exemplary capacity for scientific collaborations among partner institutions in the NOAA relevant fields of marine and fisheries science
    • Effectively and efficiently manage the programs and activities of the Center
    • Effectively communicate the activities and accomplishments of the center 
    • Assess and evaluate the center’s goals and objectives 

    Leveraged programs

    Earning the grant from NOAA EPP to establish the LMRCSC allowed our center to develop our capacity for education and research. Leveraging the existing resources helped the LMRCSC earn additional funding to support the following projects:

    • CREST-Center for the Integrated Study of Coastal Ecosystem Processes (CREST-CISCEP)
    • Professional Science Master’s program in Quantitative Fisheries and Resource Economics
    • Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Marine and Estuarine Science
    • Network of Cooperative Science Centers for Recruiting and Training High School Students in Geoscience

    Download the LMRCSC brochure

  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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