LMU Coastal Research Institute Tackles Coastal Resilience to Climate Change

Launched in the fall of 2017, the Loyola Marymount University Coastal Research Institute (CRI) is making inroads into understanding how climate change is impacting the Santa Monica Bay and local coastal waters.

CRI is a collaboration between LMU Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering and The Bay Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 1990 to restore and enhance Santa Monica Bay.

“Some of the biggest challenges we face today are how to make our communities and natural environments resilient to climate change stressors,” says Karina Johnston, CRI director of programs and science director for The Bay Foundation. “We’re facing unprecedented challenges from sea-level rise and storm events, coastal flooding, raging wildfires, water quality impacts and ocean warming.”…

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