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

“In 2010, 123.3 million people, or 39 percent of the nation’s population lived in counties directly on the shoreline.” Source: National Ocean Service – February 2014

“Research from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has shown that every dollar spent on prehazard mitigation measures for insured real estate averts $4 in post-disaster recovery costs.” Source: Center for American Progress April, 2015

“In 2007, port activity contributed more than $3.15 trillion to the Gross Domestic Product, while 13.3 million Americans worked in port-related jobs that generated nearly $650 billion in annual personal income and $212.4 billion in federal, state and local taxes.” Source: American Association of Port Authorities, 2013

“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.” Source: NOAA Fisheries

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. 

CZM Programs and the Blue Economy

The National CZM Program

State Fact Sheets

Protecting Coastal Communities

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