The CI catalyzes inclusive and interdisciplinary coastal and marine research, innovation, partnerships, and communications to benefit current and future generations. We do this by:

  • Providing return on investment by supporting and growing URI’s coastal and marine research portfolio
  • Building a nationally and internationally recognized network of leaders in coastal and marine science.
  • Fostering a community that seeks to collaborate on new initiatives and add value to existing projects.
  • Supporting and strengthening relationships with local, state, and federal agencies, tribal partners, universities, and other stakeholders
  • Sharing and providing an inclusive space for dialogue around interdisciplinary coastal and marine science.