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The Institute for Coastal and Marine Research aims to be a leading ocean and coastal 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 Nelson Mandela University 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]