Through course-based lab work and faculty-led research projects, you will develop real-world knowledge in areas such as physiology of marine organisms, conservation, fisheries, oceanographic sampling, and data management and analysis. There are many opportunities to apply what you learn through faculty-mentored research projects in the lab and on the water.
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CMMS supports students who want to present at a conference, meeting or workshop related to marine science. Small amounts of funding are available to help with travel to in-person conferences or registration fees for virtual conferences.
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Are you passionate about enhancing education about our ocean ecosystems? Do you enjoy working with younger students? Cal Poly students have the opportunity to develop and implement educational activities that increase ocean literacy for K-12 students.
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Oceans of Data: Time Series Study Provides Key Analysis
Researchers integrate carbon chemistry and marine microbiology in their work focused on environmental conditions within Central Coast ecosystems.
Findings for the Future of Deepwater Wind Energy
First-person report from a former Cal Poly undergraduate researcher who is currently a scientist with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.