Research is essential to the overall mission and vision of the LMRCSC. Through its research, the LMRCSC trains future scientists, contributes to NOAA’s mission and supports the sustainable harvest and conservation of our nation’s living marine resources. Five key research themes drive the research conducted by scientists and students at the institutions who are part of the LMRCSC. This level of collaboration strengthens the research capacity of each institution and offers a collective multitude of intellectual and scientific resources, greater than what is available individually. 

Research Vision & Mission

With a vision of diversity, innovation, and collaboration in the Marine Sciences, the LMRCSC’s mission is to train world-class marine scientists who conduct innovative and collaborative research using a diversity of skills and approaches in the following fields:

  1. Assessment: Provide technology and information to help assess and sustain marine animal and plant populations, exploited and protected species, marine ecosystems and habitats, and the natural and human communities associated with them.
  2. Climate and Ecosystems: Understand and predict the effects of environmental change on marine ecosystems, coastal communities, and economies.
  3. Healthy Habitats: Understand the relationships between habitats and healthy marine populations, and human impacts on them.
  4. Safe Seafood: Ensure sustainable, safe, and secure seafood, including aquaculture technology, nutrition, and pathology.

Research Themes

The LMRCSC’s Research Theme areas are designed to fit into the research agenda of NOAA Fisheries. Projects funded by the LMRCSC fit into one of the four theme areas. 

  1. Ecosystem change and prediction
  2. Stock assessment support
  3. Habitat research and protection
  4. Safe seafood and aquaculture

TAB Research Projects

Scientists from each LMRCSC partner institution can submit proposals for research funding to the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). The board reviews project proposals and recommends the top candidates for funding. Learn more about the current TAB-funded research projects, the funding process and past projects.  

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