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

Center-Wide Core Competency course (CWCC) 2019 Dates 

May 19-24, 2019; Hosted by CCME UTRGV at South Padre Island, TX

The CWCC on-site component is an intensive, hands-on course that will include field and laboratory activities, lecture and discussion sessions, and completion of a problem-based learning activity. On-site field and laboratory activities include processing data and samples collected in the field, carrying out GIS mapping and modeling exercises, and participating in simulations that explore policymaking paradigms and the application of socio-economic analysis. For the problem-based learning activity, students will work in teams to complete a site-specific case study project that integrates learning activities and concepts from all CCME focus areas Coastal Resilience, Coastal Intelligence, Placed Based Conservation, and Social Science (Human Dimensions).

CWCC 2019 Agenda



Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation November 3-7, 2019 Mobile, AL

NOAA CCME will host a Cooperative Science Center (CSC) session highlighting the successes of the CSCs and other educational partnership programs. 

CSC alumni, students, and faculty are invited to submit abstracts for this session. 

*Please notify NOAA CCME of abstracts submitted to this session by sharing your abstract title and list of authors and affilitations via email  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


CERF Session 2099: Education partnerships in coastal and marine science

Education partnerships foster participation of traditionally underrepresented groups into higher education and eventually into the STEM workforce.  For example, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions funds four cooperative science centers that provide research internships, NOAA mentorship, and professional development on coastal, ocean and atmospheric topics.  This session invites contributions describing education partnership programs and initiatives that broaden participation in coastal and marine science; and original contributions of research resulting from education partnership programs in the topics related to climate adaptation and mitigation, weather ready nation, healthy oceans, and resilient coastal communities and economies.