Research Centers and Institutes
The CSU has nearly 30 centers and institutes on 13 campuses dedicated to environmental and energy issues. An additional 18 centers and institutes are dedicated to agriculture or water, with seven coastal marine stations and laboratories. The system supports and coordinates the CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology, the CSU Agricultural Research Initiative and the CSU Water Resources and Policy Initiatives. The CSU Research Initiatives and Partnerships blog details advances in scholarship in these fields.
Sonoma State houses the Environmental Technology Center, a model for sustainable building techniques and technologies. This center includes extensive sets of tools for energy management and control, and serves as a training facility for students, professionals, local government, businesses and the community.
On California's North Coast, the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State works to establish clean energy technologies specializing in renewable energy, energy efficiency and hydrogen energy systems.
In Southern California, the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona is a 16-acre demonstration community showcasing regenerative strategies and technologies, such as low-energy architecture, water treatment, organic agriculture, ecological restoration and sustainable community development.
At the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, students have access to one of the nation's best programs in marine science through seven CSU consortium campuses: East Bay, Fresno, Monterey Bay, Sacramento, San Francisco, San José and Stanislaus. A LEED Gold certified building serves both Moss Landing students and faculty.
The Desert Studies Center is a field station of the CSU located in the Mojave National Preserve among a haven of natural ponds, dry lakes, and foothills in the Mojave Desert east of Barstow, providing group and individual research opportunities in a unique desert environment.