Who we are

The Coastal and Marine Institute is a unique collective of scientists and researchers who study the marine environments surrounding the San Diego region and southern California.

Marine ecosystems

San Diego features many different and incredibly diverse marine habitats such as eelgrass beds, salt marshes, and kelp forests.

Featured research

Students and faculty researchers conduct exciting experiments in the lab and field. Check out the latest featured research!

News and updates

Stay connected with our news and updates on research projects, opportunities, and outreach programs at the marine lab.

From The Blog

Scientists and students at CMIL are committed to sharing our research and knowledge of local marine ecosystems with the community. If you would like to get involved in our research projects or education and outreach programs, contact us!