What We Do

The Coastal States Organization represents the nation’s coastal states and territories on coastal management issues, working to:

  • Help states and territories maintain their leadership role in the development and implementation of national coastal and ocean policy.
  • Provide information, updates, and alerts that keep states attuned to developments in Washington, D.C.
  • Conduct outreach and education with Congress and the Administration.
  • Maintain a national coastal and ocean management community of practice.
  • Utilize Work Groups to implement specific initiatives or address topic areas that are of importance to the membership.

Work Groups

CSO members convene Work Groups to implement specific initiatives or explore topic areas that are of importance to the membership. 

Partnerships and Collaborations

CSO works in collaboration with federal, regional, and nonprofit partners to develop innovative methods to address coastal management issues.

Issues

The Coastal States Organization works with the nation’s coastal States, Territories, and Commonwealths to address coastal management issues on local, regional, and national scales.