Mission and Vision

Our mission is to produce robust, objective scientific information that builds a comprehensive understanding of connections between marine ecosystems and human-use activities in the Gulf of California and is used to inform current and future management and conservation issues in Mexico.
We aim to accomplish this by:

  • Understanding spatial and temporal patterns of biodiversity and human use of coastal and marine ecosystems in the region.
  • Conducting robust scientific research and facilitate its application to ocean and coastal policy and management within the region.
  • Building regional capacity through direct involvement of students, researchers, professionals, and resource-users in bi-national exchanges, training programs, and research projects.

Core Values of the GCMP include to:

  • Conduct objective scientific research that is not influenced or driven by a specific agenda of any government institution, conservation organization, or user group.
  • Produce credible scientific products that target conservation and management needs.
  • Collaborate with regional universities, organizations, and local communities to build capacity in the region and participate in forums to share expertise.
  • Share data and information with local and regional stakeholders in a manner that ensures its effective use for policy and management.
  • Pursue scientific endeavors that inspire current and future scientists to further coastal and marine science while encouraging innovation.

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