Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology
About this group
The CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST) was established in 2008 to promote marine science research and education throughout the system. Specifically, COAST integrates system-wide resources and promotes interdisciplinary multi-campus collaborations to advance our knowledge of California’s natural coastal and marine resources and the processes that affect them. The coastal zone faces a number of economic, sociological, ecological and technological challenges that require innovative solutions. COAST is uniquely positioned to provide a statewide coordinated response to these challenges.
Our Mission To provide vision, leadership, and support throughout the CSU system for education, policy and research related to California’s marine, estuarine, and coastal regions, and to promote the public dissemination of knowledge gained to foster stewardship and sustainable use of California’s coast.
Our Vision COAST will be a leader in coastal and marine-related research and education throughout California, and will promote environmental literacy leading to a significant increase in public awareness and stewardship of our coastal and marine resources.
COAST has four primary goals: 1) Promote the advancement of coastal and marine-related research throughout the CSU. 2) Enhance research and professional development opportunities for CSU faculty engaged in coastal and marine education and research activities. 3) Enhance educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. 4) Increase public awareness of the challenges facing our coast and increase stewardship of our resources.
For more detailed information on COAST and related news, funding opportunities, jobs and links, please see http://www.calstate.edu/coast.