Coastal Research Institute (CRI)

The Coastal Research Institute (CRI) brings together expertise from LMU's Seaver College and the Bay Foundation to further the goals of the Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program to restore and enhance Santa Monica Bay and local coastal waters. The CRI engages LMU faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students in research related to coastal resource management. The Center is actively conducting research at the nearby Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, Malibu Lagoon, in the coastal ocean, on campus, and at other locations throughout the watershed.