Lead a world-class effort to assess natural and human-related impacts to the health, restoration and sustainability of coastal systems.
Conduct long-term, integrated, multi-disciplinary research with strategic external partners.
Communicate findings in an effective and efficient way to advance scientific inquiry, support resource conservation and management and to assist policy makers.
Communicate information to the general public.
Train the next generation of scientists to enter the workforce as effective researchers and science emissaries, with interdisciplinary skills that can bridge the gap between science and society, serving as translators and communicators.