Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS) works in the midst of an extraordinary ecosystem where the temperate zone and the sub-boreal zone meet, resulting in an upwelling nutrients and an explosion of wildlife. PCCS works on issues of habitat protection, ecosystem management, marine mammal and marine wildlife conservation in the Gulf of Maine, flies aerial surveys over Cape Cod Bay, surveys the humpback feeding grounds of Jeffreys Ledge off New Hampshire and Stellwagen Bank off Massachusetts, and orchestrates marine problem solving with shipping companies, municipal leaders, fishermen, and government officials.

In addition to the Collaborative Institute, PCCS collaborates throughout the Gulf of Maine with such institutions as the U.S. Coast Guard, McMaster University, the New England Aquarium, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans. PCCS’ Provincetown port facilities are open to collaborating scientists, managers, professors and policy makers in pursuit of the common goal: the preservation of marine habitats.

Affiliation to CIOCS: UMass Boston has an agreement for cooperation and exchange between the university and the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies. 

Representatives to CIOCS: Council of Advisors and Steering Committee: Richard F. Delaney, President and CEO

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