UCLA joins Southern California Marine Institute to revitalize marine research in Los Angeles

AOS’ own professors Jim McWilliams and Burkard Baschek lead the effort to partner. “UCLA has entered into a collaboration with the Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI) that will streamline marine research operations and expand research opportunities for UCLA students and faculty, Joseph Rudnick, dean of the UCLA Division of Physical Sciences, has announced.
UCLA joins the SCMI at the onset of a bold initiative to build a new research and clean-technology facility at the Port of Los Angeles that may become the largest marine research institute in an urban setting in the world, Rudnick said.
Through the new partnership, UCLA will share resources with 10 local universities to operate a facility at the port that provides waterfront access for oceanographic and marine biology studies, maintenance for scientific vessels, and a formal channel for cooperation among researchers in the Los Angeles area.” Read the Complete Article