SURMAR: Sustainable Use and Research of the Mar De Cortez ASIMAR: Aprovechamiento Sustentable e Invesigacion del Mar de Cortez

The SURMAR/ASIMAR program, founded by Dr. William Gilly and Dr. Unai Marcaida, is a fiscal sponsorship project of The Ocean Foundation, Washington, DC. It is a collaboration with the Instituto Tecnologico Superior de Mulegé (ITESME) in Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico, and the Gulf of California International Research Center (GCIRC) is being developed on the ITESME campus. This facility is currently under construction and will be made available to visiting international researchers for projects that are consistent with SURMAR’s mission and goals. Mission: Promote sustainability and conservation of natural resources in the Gulf of California, and deepen our understanding of natural processes vital to the health of its diverse ecosystems.