Center for Coastal and Marine Studies

WELCOME TO THE CENTER FOR COASTAL AND MARINE STUDIES 

Southern Connecticut State University is located centrally along the heavily urbanized Connecticut coastline proximate to a variety of diverse natural habitats. This setting provides excellent opportunities for research and education focused on the pressures of human development and the need for the preservation of these natural habitats. The efforts of the faculty, staff and students associated with the Center for Coastal and Marine Studies (CCMS) at Southern Connecticut State University focus on coastal and marine research and education along Connecticut's urbanized coast and harbors.  The CCMS provides a means for faculty and students from throughout the Connecticut State University System to participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary research and education projects.

A resolution to establish a Center for Coastal and Marine Studies at Southern Connecticut State University.

CCMS Grant Supports Environmental Research 
In 2006, Southern's Center for Coastal and Marine Studies (CCMS) received a major boost from the Werth Family Foundation with a grant of $170,000

CCMS CCMS Researchers Receive USDA Oyster Grant , October 2008 
Vincent T. Breslin, professor of environmental studies and marine studies at Southern Connecticut State University, is coordinating the project, which is being paid for with a 1-year grant of $278,000 from the state Department of Agriculture.

CCMS Grant to Enhance Environmental Research 
Southern's Center for Coastal and Marine Studies has received a major boost from the Werth Family Foundation with a recent grant of $170,000, most of which will be targeted toward student environmental research.