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About the Center for Coastal Climate Resilience

Sitting on the edge of the Monterey Bay and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, UC Santa Cruz is nationally recognized for its marine science and coastal sustainability research. We are uniquely situated to develop innovative strategies to enhance coastal resilience in the face of a rapidly changing climate. Our internationally renowned faculty and researchers bring important and varied expertise connecting Science & Research, Policy & Practice; Training & Engagement.

The UCSC Center for Coastal Climate Resilience is based centrally in the Office of Research under the Vice Chancellor for Research. The center aims to advance campus research and to partner with state and federal agencies as well as private foundations to address coastal climate change, resilience, and sustainability. The center has been established with a state budget allocation of $20 million and core faculty are supported additionally by large grants from NSF Coastlines & People, NOAA, US Department of Defense, and the AXA Research Fund among others. 

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