The Environmental Cooperative Science Center was established in 2001 at FAMU through a competitively awarded cooperative agreement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a new five-year award was made to the team led by FAMU in 2006 and again in 2011. Through these grants, the center has increased the number of scientists, particularly from under-represented minority groups in the environmental, coastal, and oceanic sciences.

The center focuses on

  • Increasing the number of well trained and highly qualified scientists and managers, particularly from under-represented minority groups entering the NOAA and NOAA-related workforce;
  • Enhancing the scientific understanding of how people interact with the coastal environment as it relates to the response of coastal and marine ecosystems to natural and human induced stressors;
  • Improving the scientific bases for coastal resource management to develop tools and research products to characterize, evaluate, and forecast coastal and marine ecosystem responses to natural and human induced stressors; and
  • Facilitating community education and outreach related to the function and relevance of coastal ecosystems and the services they provide to society.
  • Learn more about FAMU's ECSC at

Sustainability @ FAMU

Sustainability at Florida A&M University is about the teaching, research and application of environmental and resource stewardship so people and planet prosper. The Sustainability Institute serves as the hub of all sustainability-related efforts at the university, bringing students, staff, faculty and the community together around creative collaborations.

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