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Center Director:
Name: Paulinus Chigbu, Ph.D.
Phone #: 410-621-3034

Deputy Director:
Name: Maurice Crawford, Ph.D.
Phone #: 410-651-8447

Center Coordinator:
Name: Vacant

Distinguished Scientist:
Name: Bradley Stevens, Ph.D.
Phone #: 410-651-8342

Technical Monitor:
Name: Kristy Wallmo, Ph.D.
Phone #: 301-713-2328

Center Overview:
Lead Institution: University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Historically Black College and University)

Academic Partners: Delaware State University, Hampton University, Savannah State University, Oregon State University, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology and University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

NOAA Collaborative Research Partner: National Marine Fisheries Service

Education Focus: Students trained in marine and fisheries sciences, and prepared for careers in research, management and public policy that support the sustainable harvest and conservation of our nation's living marine resources.

About the Center:
The focus of the LMRCSC is to increase the number of educated, trained and graduated students from underrepresented communities in marine science for career opportunities with NOAA, NOAA contractors, other Federal agencies, and academia. The mission of the LMRCSC is to conduct research on marine and estuarine systems congruent with the interests of NOAA Fisheries, and to prepare students for careers in research, management, and public policy that support the sustainable harvest and conservation of our nation's living marine resources. LMRCSC conducts research in quantitative fisheries; fish production through aquaculture biotechnology and enhanced disease diagnostics and control; and, trophic interactions among harvested and non-targeted species. Additionally, LMRCSC activities include identifying, mapping and restoring degraded essential habitats of fishes as well as assessing socioeconomic impacts of fisheries management.

Goals of the Center:
LMRCSC has three primary goals:
  • To prepare the future workforce for marine and fisheries sciences;
  • To strengthen collaborations across universities to enhance academic programs in marine and fisheries sciences; and,
  • To develop an exemplary capacity for scientific collaborations among partner institutions in the fields of marine and fisheries sciences

General Information
About Cooperative
Science Centers
Education and
Science Forum
CSC 2006 Awards Final Report Format
CSC Awardee Resources
NOAA in America COMPETES Reauthorized (2010)
DOC Grants and Cooperative Agreements Manual
New CSC Policy Handbook Version 2011
CSC Program
Performance Metrics
CSC Performance Reporting Definitions 2012
Student Scholarship Internship Opportunity (SSIO) Online System
CSC Report Executive Summary
NCAS Executive Summary
CREST Executive Summary
ECSC Executive Summary
LMRCSC Executive Summary
CSC Calendar of Events 2015
NCAS Calendar of Events
CREST Calendar of Events
ECSC Calendar of Events
LMRCSC Calendar of Events
NOAA Cooperative
Science Centers
The NOAA Center for Atmospheric Science
at Howard University (NCAS)
The NOAA Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center at the City College of the City University of New York (CREST)
The NOAA Environmental Cooperative Science Center at Florida A&M University (ECSC)
The NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (LMRCSC)