Coastal Watershed Institute

The science behind Southwest Florida

Established in 2004, the Coastal Watershed Institute (CWI) is an interdisciplinary group of FGCU faculty researchers, graduate students, undergraduates, & community partners with a collaborative focus on watershed-related concerns and their impacts on the coastal environments of Southwest Florida. 

CWI's mission is three-fold


Pursue an understanding of environmental processes through student & faculty research.


Help to resolve environmental issues by informing science-based management decisions.


Support efforts to restore coastal habitats and healthy watersheds in Southwest Florida.

Did you know?

FGCU’s Coastal Watershed Institute offers several types of Undergraduate and Graduate opportunities related to our ongoing marine research. 


Our Partners


Students Conducting watershed research

We’re here to answer your questions.

Coastal Watershed Institute
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965

(239) 590-7215