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The San Luis Obispo Science and Ecosystem Alliance

is an integrated group of scientists, resource managers and stakeholders studying and supporting marine resources on the California Central Coast.

Science Serving Marine Ecosystem Health

  • VISION: SLOSEA's vision is a healthy, resilient coastal ecosystem that provides for thriving and interacting populations of plant, animal and human communities.

  • SCOPE: The SLOSEA study area includes the Morro Bay Estuary and the nearshore coast and watersheds from Cape San Martin to Point Conception. Please click here to find a map of SLOSEA's scope along California's Central Coast.

  • ORIGIN: SLOSEA was established to link research at the Cal Poly Center for Coastal Marine Sciences (CCMS) to marine resource management and policy decisions along California's central coast by using a collaborative ecosystem-based approach.