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Updated 02/05/2016
Participation fee $20
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska
Appropriate for kids no
Teaching materials no

Required Gear:

COASST will provide you with all the survey supplies you need to get started.


Monitor marine resources and ecosystem health
Survey a beach on the west coast every month

COASST (Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team) is a network of citizen scientists that monitor marine resources and ecosystem health at 450 beaches across northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

Team volunteers pledge to survey their beach every month. In return, the COASST office pledges to put all of the data together, decipher the patterns across the entire survey range, and give that information back out to volunteers and the communities.

COASST believes that the citizens of coastal communities are essential scientific partners in monitoring marine ecosystem health. By collaborating with citizens, natural resource management agencies, and environmental organizations, COASST works to translate long-term monitoring into effective marine conservation solutions.

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