High Tech with a Human Touch
Marine and Environmental Systems
Our mission is to integrate oceanography, ocean engineering, environmental science, marine science, meteorology, coastal management and related academic concentrations into knowledge-based solutions to vital contemporary issues through education, research and service.
Directions in the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems tend to mirror the interdisciplinary nature of the interests and expertise of a closely related multidisciplinary faculty in oceanography, meteorology, ocean engineering and environmental sciences, with each program offering bachelor of science, master of science and doctoral degrees.
The spectrum of research in marine and environmental systems ranges from utilizing the scientific method in understanding particular phenomena to applied tools for management problem-solving. Analyzing problems and building visions of alternative solutions that benefit human and environmental systems are core daily activities.