Funded by the NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions Cooperative Agreement Award #NA16SEC4810009

The Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME) is led by Florida A&M University (FAMU) in partnership with:

  • Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU)
  • California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB)
  • Jackson State University (JSU)
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC)
  • University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)

The NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME) was established in 2016 as a Cooperative Science Center through a competitive award funded by the NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI). The goal of the NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME) cooperative agreement (NA16SEC4810009) is to recruit, train, and graduate students in NOAA-mission fields.

 

Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystem (CCME)
Dr. Larry Robinson, Principal Investigator, and Center Director
Dr. Michael Abazinge, Associate Director
Dr. Sharmini Pitter, Assistant Director

CCME NOAA-Technical Monitors
Dr. Christopher Moses, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
Dr. Steven Thur, National Ocean Service

CCME Partners (PIs) – Institutional PIs
Bethune-Cookman University – Dr. Hyun Jung Cho
California State University – Monterey Bay – Dr. Corey Garza
Jackson State University – Dr. Timothy Turner
Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi – Dr. Richard McLaughlin
University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley – Dr. David Hicks

Our focus area includes:

  • Coastal Resilience
    Dr. David Yoskowitz, Lead, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi
    Dr. Owen Temby, Co-Lead, University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
  • Coastal Intelligence 
    Dr. Richard Long, Lead, Florida A&M University
    Dr. Nellie Mateeva, Co-Lead, Florida A&M University
  • Place-based Conservation 
    Dr. Hyun Jung Cho, Lead, Bethune-Cookman University
    Dr. Corey Garza, Co-Lead, California State University

Our integrated training areas include:

  • CCME Education 
    Dr. Bernadette Kelley, Lead, Florida A&M University,
  • Social Sciences
    Dr. Phyllis Gray-Ray, Lead, Florida A&M University
  • Big Data Boot Camp
    Dr. Hongmei Chi, Lead,  Florida A&M University