Great things are happening at SDSU & CMI!

The Great Give, SDSU’s first day of giving, is coming on October 25, 2016, and CMI is a featured partner! Please join the entire SDSU community–alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends–in showing your passion for CMI and your support of the important work we do over this 24-hour period. Your participation will ensure greatness at CMI for years to come!









Who We Are

The Coastal and Marine Institute is a consortium of researchers, visiting scientists, students, and volunteers conducting marine science research at San Diego State University.

About CMI


CMIL offers opportunities for students and scientists to study the local marine communities in San Diego Bay and the surrounding coastal region, focusing on both applied and basic ecology in urbanized coastal ecosystems.

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Education & Outreach

The Marine Ecology and Biology Student Association (MEBSA) is a student run organization that works to communicate current research through public outreach and education.

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Current Research

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


Check our calendar for the latest events hosted by CMI.

Information for Students

Thinking about applying? Learn more about the Biology program through the SDSU College of Sciences.

Stay Connected!