The CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) is the umbrella organization for marine, coastal and coastal watershed-related activities within the California State University (CSU).
COAST promotes research and education to advance our knowledge of marine and coastal resources and the processes that affect them. As a group we also disseminate scientific information to stakeholders for informed decision-making and the development of responsible policy across California.
COAST faculty members and students work in marine and coastal settings throughout California, along the west coast of the U.S., and internationally. Their research includes
COAST's programmatic goals are to
COAST has identified four strategic priorities that guide its overall activities in order to achieve its goals.
Please see our 2016-2021 Strategic Plan for additional detail.