Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center

About the LMRCSC

The NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) trains and graduates students from underrepresented communities in marine science for careers in research, management, and public policy that support the sustainable harvest and conservation of our nation's living marine resources. With its partner institutions, the LMRCSC conducts research on marine and estuarine systems congruent with the interests of NOAA Fisheries.

The Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center is supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI).

Objectives of the LMRCSC

Overall, the program seeks to:

  • Lead the development of a pool of underrepresented minority scholars entering the field of marine sciences and fisheries.
  • Strengthen collaborations across universities and professional networks to enhance academic programs in marine and fisheries science
  • Enhance marine research and academic program capacities of the LMRCSC minority serving partner institutions.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage the programs and activities of the Center
  • Effectively communicate the activities and accomplishments of the Center 
  • Assess and evaluate the center’s goals and objectives

I came to IMET in the summer of 2013 when I participated in the Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center. I was paired up with Dr. Sook Chung and she had a project on the deep-sea red crabs, which haven't been well studied in the past. She taught me everything I know about red crabs. Until then, I had never studied crabs at all or knew much difference between them.

Shadaesha Green
LMRCSC graduate research assistant

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is the lead partner on the LMRCSC program. Visit the university's program page to find program news, get to know the faculty involved, and find participation forms. 
Support for this program is provided by the NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) Award #NA16SEC4810007.