Currently, the RAP is composed of 18 representatives from regional research institutions and organizations.
Administrative support of the RAP is provided by the CINMS staff. More information on the RAP can be found on
working group page
and Meeting Notes and Outcomes can be found
For more information, contact:
Chris Caldow, Research Coordinator
Phone: (805) 893-6419 Fax: (805) 568-1582
NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
University of California Santa Barbara
Ocean Science Education Building 514, MC 6155
Santa Barbara, CA. 93106-6155
Department of Fish and Wildlife – Marine Region
Region is one of seven CDFG regions, covering the entire California
coastline out to approximately 3 nautical miles as well as the
offshore islands. It is responsible for managing the Sanctuary’s
living marine resources and habitats out to 3 nautical miles
as well as working with the sanctuary and partners to monitor
and manage the Channel Islands Marine Protected Area network.
Islands National Park
Islands National Park, administered through the National Park
Service, includes San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa,
and Santa Barbara Islands and the waters out to 1 nautical mile.
The Park is an integral partner in monitoring the sanctuary’s
nearshore marine ecosystem.
Center For Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
is a research center of the University of California, Santa
Barbara, supporting cross-disciplinary research on a variety
of fundamental issues in ecology and related fields.
The Nature Conservancy
Conservancy owns three-quarters of Santa Cruz Island and works
with Channel Islands National Park to manage and preserve the
Island’s unique natural resources and ecosystems.
is a NOAA resource that provides a variety of remotely sensed
data from several different satellite platforms covering U.S.
coastal waters, including sea surface temperature, ocean color,
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southwest
Southwest Regional Office is responsible for managing and protecting
the living marine resources found off of the California coast.
Their programs focus on recreationally and commercially important
fisheries, marine mammals, and the habitats that support these
Fisheries Science Center
Fisheries Science Center
Science Centers, a part of the National Marine Fisheries Service,
focus on research of living marine resources, including salmon,
groundfish, and cetaceans, in the West Coast region. Their work
is used by resource managers to build sustainable fisheries
and recover endangered and threatened species.
National Marine Sanctuary Science Program
Program works with research staff at each of the 14 marine protected
areas managed by the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to
identify resource threats and research and monitoring priorities.
Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN)
is a program that integrates existing monitoring programs conducted
within sanctuaries to track research projects, initiate baseline
surveys of sanctuary resources, identify and fill information
gaps, and provide pertinent information to managers and decision
Barbara Museum of Natural History
responds to stranded cetaceans in the Santa Barbara region and
collects information on stranding events.
of California Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute
Marine Science Institute conducts a variety of research and
monitoring projects within the Santa Barbara Channel. Projects
include studies of ocean circulation, non-native species, primary
productivity, sustainable fisheries, ecosystem dynamics, and
the study of marine protected areas on ecosystems and fisheries
Seafloor Mapping Program
is mapping California’s seafloor and creating geologic
and habitat basemaps. It consists of a partnership of State
and Federal agencies, universities, and industry.