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The core mission of the Institute for Coastal and Water Research is to improve understanding and management of coastal and water resources. To accomplish this, ICaWR researchers are dedicated to collaboration that will enhance our knowledge base and lead to new ways to apply cutting edge research. ICaWR researchers work at a variety of locations throughout the United States and address complex environmental questions using interdisciplinary approaches.

. Research expertise within ICaWR is particularly strong in the fields of:

  • coastal restoration
  • hydrologic and mathematical modeling
  • contaminant assessment
  • global climate change
  • water resources
  • environmental sociology
  • architecture
  • history and education

At ICaWR, we welcome collaborations. Interested researchers and funding agencies are urged to contact us.