Marine Science Day Returns!
Join us as we showcase current research at SDSU, the facilities at the marine lab (CMIL), and provide educational activities related to marine ecology and conservation. Come learn about what goes on at a working marine research laboratory! This event is free and open to all ages.
Who We Are
The Coastal and Marine Institute is a consortium of researchers, visiting scientists, students, and volunteers conducting marine science research at San Diego State University.
CMIL offers opportunities for students and scientists to study the local marine communities in San Diego Bay and the surrounding coastal region, focusing on both applied and basic ecology in urbanized coastal ecosystems.
Education & Outreach
The Marine Ecology and Biology Student Association (MEBSA) is a student run organization that works to communicate current research through public outreach and education.
Check out recent happenings at the CMI, including updates on research, events, and accomplishments!
Students and faculty researchers conduct exciting experiments in the lab and field. Check out the latest research!
Information for Students
Thinking about applying? Learn more about the Biology program through the SDSU College of Sciences.
Coastal and Marine Science Institute Laboratory Statement Against Racism and Discrimination
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The faculty, staff, and students who work at CMIL reject racism and discrimination. We strive to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment, augmented by the activities of the Marine Ecology and Biology Student Association, a CMIL-affiliated student organization.