Protecting our resources

Marine life is under increased pressure from overfishing, pollution, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, plastic accumulation, and algal blooms. Many sharks and pelagic species are highly endangered because of adverse impacts from human activity on the world’s oceans. The Rosenstiel School has long been a leader in marine biology and ecology research. We must accelerate our efforts to find workable solutions before damage to marine ecosystems is irreversible.

By establishing a marine conservation center, we can capitalize on our geographic advantages and our legacy of expertise in marine science. We will accelerate research to mitigate the damage caused by climate change and population growth in our region, making our oceans more sustainable. A new research vessel, endowed professorships, and graduate scholarships will enable us to attract and retain talented students and faculty members with a passion for exploring the science of the Earth’s oceans and atmosphere.


Help make a difference

To support the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric and Earth Science’s commitment to providing solutions to our world’s most pressing problems through cutting-edge research while educating the next generation of Earth scientists and policy makers, please contribute to the University of Miami’s campaign for a brighter tomorrow.

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To learn more, please contact Jennifer Dillon, development, Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric and Earth Science, 305-421-4373.