Coastal Zone Laboratory

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

Dr. Peter H. Santschi


Dr. Peter H. Santschi
Director of the Coastal Zone Laboratory
Professor, Department of Marine Sciences
Texas A&M University Galveston Campus

1001 Texas Clipper Rd
Bld # 3029, Office 346
Galveston, TX, 77554 USA
Phone: 409-740-4476
Fax: 409-740-4786

Mission Statement

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.