The Werth Center for Coastal and Marine Studies

Southern Connecticut State University is located centrally along the heavily urbanized Connecticut coastline proximate to a variety of diverse natural habitats. This setting provides excellent opportunities for research and education focused on the pressures of human development and the need for the preservation of these natural habitats. The efforts of the faculty, staff and students associated with the Werth Center for Coastal and Marine Studies (WCCMS) at Southern Connecticut State University focus on coastal and marine research and education along Connecticut's urbanized coast and harbors.  The WCCMS provides a means for faculty and students from throughout the Connecticut State University System to participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary research and education projects.