Director: Dr. Adam Martiny
Initiative Funding Period: July 2015 – June 2018
The Problem: Oceans are important for the Earth System, but are vulnerable to human impacts such as climate change, overfishing, and pollution.
UCI OCEANS was created to tackle pressing marine and on-shore environmental concerns and investigating questions at both global and local scales. This Initiative offered a fresh take on ocean research and education by embracing a vision and approach that spanned the natural sciences, engineering, social science, arts, education, law, and governance.