"To promote long term, ecological, community based stewardship of marine and terrestrial ecosystems through scientific research and local partnerships.”
CWI achieves this goal through a commitment to good will and cultural diversity, which we apply to the following objectives:
Collaborate with a wide variety of natural resource scientists and managers to implement ecosystem management;
Initiate high quality basic and applied research of nearshore marine and terrestrial ecosystems, as well as the functional inter-relationships that define coastal watersheds at the local, regional, and national scale.
Promote science based natural resource education, and facilitate coordination of natural resource stewardship within the management and educational communities including, but not limited to, citizen groups, Tribes, agencies, colleges and universities, and other non-governmental organizations thru education, public outreach, and publication.