The Coastal States Organization represents the nation’s Coastal States, Territories, and Commonwealths on ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resource issues.

While the coastal counties of the United States account for less than 10% of U.S. land area, they are home to 40% of the population – 125 million people.

Research from the Federal Emergency Management Agency has shown that every dollar spent on prehazard mitigation measures for insured real estate averts $4 in post-disaster recovery costs.

Coastal counties are national economic drivers, employing 54.6 million people and generating $7.9 trillion toward the nation’s GDP.

The resilience of our marine ecosystems and coastal communities depend on healthy marine species, including protected species such as whales, sea turtles, corals, and salmon.

Investing In Our Coasts: Environment, Economy, Culture

Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and the Coastal States Organization (CSO) are proud to host the 9th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management in Long Beach, California. The six-day Summit will explore cutting-edge issues in coastal restoration and management, and will be comprised of a community restoration event, field sessions, plenary sessions, expert presentations, special evening events, workshops, a poster hall, and an award-winning coastal exposition hall.

We hope that you will share in our excitement for this new collaboration as we bring to you the largest national gathering of the restoration and coastal management community.

We look forward to seeing you December 8-13, 2018 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California!


For more information, please click here to visit the summit website. 

CSO Publications

Learn more about Coastal Programs and the Blue Economy; State Coastal Program’s work to address coastal hazards; the National Coastal Zone Program; and improving coastal resiliency on CSO’s Publications page. 

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