CMBC at a Glance

Why is the CMBC successful?

  1. It meets a broad need: ocean health is in a crisis and students, researchers, and friends of CMBC strive to solve real-world problems.
  2. The program is genuinely interdisciplinary: our courses are co-taught by faculty from NOAA fisheries, UCSD Departments of Economics,  Philosophy,  Graduate School of Global Policy and Society, and Rady School of Management. Other participating departments include Communications, Anthropology, Political Science, Chemistry, Biology and Sociology,  Government and non-government agency collaborators provide students with diverse perspectives.
  3. We use innovative teaching methods that train students for careers outside of academia. CMBC’s 9-week intensive summer course brings students from all background together to learn a common language and intellectual framework. We involve them in communication skill-building exercises and collaborative problem solving.
  4. We have a global reach:  faculty and students conduct research around the world. Alumni serve in governmental and nongovernmental agencies worldwide where they can make a difference in ocean conservation
  5. Scientists are well known in their fields with publications in Science and Nature and other major peer reviewed publications.

CMBC by the numbers

  • UCSD Departments associated:10
  • Faculty Associated: 104  (Scripps 54; UCSD departments 34; NOAA Fisheries 16)
  • Agency partners:  8
  • UCSD PhD Students participating or graduated: 89  (2 international)
  • MAS-MBC students enrolled or graduated:  176  (18 international)