Powerful collaborations that produce lasting results

Half of the world's population lives within 40 miles of the ocean, and coastal cities contribute half of the global gross domestic product. Climate change and other environmental problems cause far-reaching damage—necessitating teamwork on a global scale to develop outside-the-box solutions. The following sectors partner with CSI to make a difference in the fight to sustain and protect coastal communities:

  • Nonprofits
  • Industries
  • Government agencies
  • Academic researchers

Colleagues across campus and across the world combine forces with CSI to accelerate discovery. These multidisciplinary teams leverage their research resources and expertise in science, engineering, and policy to study imperiled coastal ecosystems and devise creative solutions. CSI teams have already generated lasting change; their projects include restoring marshlands in war-torn Iraq, protecting coral reefs in Cuba, and creating more sustainable methods to farm fish.