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.

Facilities

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.

Coastal and Marine Science Institute Laboratory Statement Against Racism and Discrimination

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.

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Current Research

Students and faculty researchers conduct exciting experiments in the lab and field. Check out the latest research!

Events

Check our calendar for the latest events hosted by CMI.

Information for Students

Thinking about applying? Learn more about the Biology program through the SDSU College of Sciences.