Future Plans


The following posts represent the vision of the Faculty, Staff, and Students of MLML regarding future plans for MLML. It represents the collective aspirations as MLML grows in size, capability, and stature. Our recently completed Strategic Plan identifies a number of areas in which we can improve, these include:

  • Development of an Academic Village that provides long-term housing for our graduate students, short-term housing for summer and weekend courses, additional teaching and research spaces, and a conference center with cafeteria.
  • A new Regional Class Research Vessel that would provide a platform for classes and researchers to pursue oceanographic studies relevant to the State of California and beyond. This includes development of the Del Mar wharf to accommodate an expanded Marine Operations.
  • Improve student success via expanded funding opportunities, streamlined curriculum, administrative efficiencies, and increased advising. This also may include offering a joint Ph.D. degree with a local UC.
  • Expanding the Aquaculture Program, including adding new courses and perhaps a degree or certificate in aquaculture, adding additional spaces and capabilities, and developing additional partnerships with agencies and the aquaculture industry.
  • Improve our philanthropic activities that would generate non-governmental support of those items listed above.

We are excited about the future opportunities. With the help of the CSU and SJSU, MLML has built a tremendous facility and program that is recognized worldwide. It seems right to now strive for greater things, and elevate MLML’s position in marine education and science. We hope you spend some time reviewing the posts below that provide some detail on these aspirations.

  • The Academic Village

    The Academic Village

    In 2005, MLML and the SJSU Research Foundation purchased 9.2 acres adjacent to the main MLML building (Figs. 1 & 2) with the intent of building an Academic Village. Anyone that has attended MLML realizes that one of the main impediments to student life here is housing. It is a critical need for everyone, but […]Read More »
  • Our New Aquaculture Program at MLML

    Our New Aquaculture Program at MLML

    Possibly some of you are aware of the statistics from the FAO report that are contained in the “State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture”: 31% of commercial wild fish stocks are overfished Yet global per capita fish consumption has increased to 20kg annually Minimal increase in wild caught seafood since 1980 (see graph below) But […]Read More »