CSO Events

2020 National Coastal and Estuarine Summit

Restore America’s Estuaries and the Coastal States Organization co-host The National Coastal and Estuarine Summit. We bring together the coastal restoration and management communities for integrated discussions to explore issues, solutions, and lessons learned in their work. The Summit explores cutting-edge issues in coastal restoration and management and highlights the latest research through interactive sessions, plenary speakers, and poster presentations. It invites a unique blend of people who are involved in policy, science, strategy, business, and on-the-ground restoration and management.


We have been notified that the Rhode Island Convention Center has been contracted by the state to become a COVID-19 care center through October 2020. Therefore it is no longer possible for us to host the 2020 National Coastal and Estuarine Summit in October as an in-person event.

We remain dedicated to the importance of collaboration across the many sectors of the coastal and estuarine research and management community, and we are actively working on alternative options for hosting the Summit. We will provide updates via email and our website as our plans develop. We appreciate your interest in and support of the National Summit and hope you are able to be a part of the modified event.