Coastal Research and Education
To address societal needs along the coast, a community of researchers from Federal agencies, academia, industry, & NGOs have developed a National program. The goal is to address research priorities through better coordinated Federal activities to enhance funding sources, strengthen academic programs, and build a skilled workforce. This grassroots effort, initiated by researchers, has led to meaningful engagement from the coastal community and swift action to build a National plan. The effort began in Mar 2014 with the Future of Nearshore Processes Workshop which developed the research vision and has continued through the present with additional workshops and program organization.