Coastal Zone Laboratory

Texas A&M University at Galveston



Dr. Peter H. Santschi


 Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

Texas A&M University at Galveston

5007 Avenue U

Galveston, TX 77551


Phone: 409-740-4476

Fax: 409-740-4786




The Coastal Zone Laboratory (CZL) at Texas A&M University at Galveston was initiated through the Sea Grant Program and was established by the Texas Legislature as a Special Item in 1973.

The mission of CZL, which is associated with the Laboratory for Oceanographic and Environmental Research (LOER), is to facilitate and coordinate technical know-how to University faculty, especially those in the Marine Sciences and Marine Biology  Departments through laboratory instrumentation support, training and advising, which helps to foster scientific research in the Coastal Zone.

The goals and objectives of the CZL are three fold:

  1. Provide the scientific expertise of faculty and students to respond to important problems facing the Coastal Zone.

  2. Educate and train students in solving environmental problems.

  3. Provide vital health, economic data and expertise on coastal problems to Texas regulatory agencies.