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Charter and Strategic Plan

Sustaining and managing the coastal environment requires improved knowledge of coastal natural and economic processes as well as the many conflicts that arise in the use of natural resources. CMAST was conceived and designed to focus efforts of NC State University’s marine sciences faculty toward improving our collective stewardship and management of these valuable natural resources.

The CMAST Charter and CMAST Strategic Plan lay out this blueprint for CMAST’s original and ongoing mission in detail.