Advances in the conservation and management of the nation’s living marine resources, and protection and restoration of healthy ecosystems are dependent upon research approaches that are innovative and integrative. Core to the mission of the Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) is its cooperative approach to fisheries science and management. Using a Technical Advisory Board grant program as a model, LMRCSC faculty and students support NOAA Fisheries’ mission by conducting collaborative research on various themes including, Stock assessment, Climate and ecosystems, Healthy habitats, and Safe seafood/Aquaculture. This symposium will highlight cooperative research led by LMRCSC students and faculty performed in close collaboration with NOAA partners, and highlight best practices that support NOAA’s mission in these four areas, with the goals of conserving living marine resources, habitats, ecosystems, and the human communities that depend on them.