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Institute for Coastal and Marine Research

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The Institute for Coastal and Marine Research aims to be a leading marine sciences institute, conducting cutting-edge research, building capacity and advancing our understanding of the coastal and marine environment, to serve the needs of South Africa, the continent and beyond in a sustainable manner.

The CMR strives for excellence in interdisciplinary research and training relating to coastal and marine environments. This will advance scientific knowledge and the NMMU institutional research themes; provide a scientific basis for management strategies that optimise maintenance of biodiversity and sustainable use of resources; and contribute to the education of the community at large in matters pertaining to the coast and ocean... [Read more]