CSO investigates new and emerging scientific and social science knowledge to apply to coastal decision-making, developing and disseminating products such as reports, tools, trainings, and webinars for coastal management end users. The focus of CSO’s applied research is the intersection of natural coastal science, the social science of decision-making, and policy formation.

Science and Policy Research products developed by CSO:

CSO has led and worked collaboratively with non-profit organizations to develop reports on applied science and policy research. Including:

Science and studies supported by CSO:

CSO provides scientific and technical input into national and regional coastal studies done by the federal government, academia and our member states. CSO has provided comments and/or served on advisory committees for the following:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
US Coastal Research Program