Welcome to The Coastal Society! Join forces with your colleagues in an international society that addresses technical, policy, educational, and management issues that relate to coastal areas. The heart of the mission of The Coastal Society (TCS) is to foster dialogue, forge partnerships, and promote communication and education around these issues.
…Regular Membership and New Professional Members in The Coastal Society includes a subscription to Coastal Management, the international journal of marine environment, resources, law and society?
…The Coastal Society has a distinguished history and organized one of the longest running series of coastal conferences in the world?
…The Coastal Society has six student chapters (Duke University, East Carolina University, Eckerd College, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Oregon State University, University of Rhode Island)?
…Membership in The Coastal Society will benefit you and the coastal resources you cherish?
The Coastal Society Mission
The Coastal Society is an organization of private sector, academic, and government professionals and students. The Society is dedicated to actively addressing emerging coastal issues by fostering dialogue, forging partnerships and promoting communications and education.
Read about the History of The Coastal Society
*** The Coastal Society logo merchandise is now available for purchase! TCS receives ~10% of the total pre-tax payment. ***
The Coastal Society Organization
By Ellis Kalaidjian A comprehensive approach to sustainable development considers social impacts in environmental management and policy decisions. In practice, this requires decision-makers to have a nuanced understanding of how the services afforded by natural environments contribute to the livelihoods and well-being (generally understood as a measure of quality of life) of individuals and communities …
By Steven MacLeod and Ashley Gordon The Coastal Society (TCS) hosted three Professional Spotlight sessions featuring TCS members in 2021. Each Spotlight session features seasoned TCS professionals who share their career paths and provide career tips to students and young professional members. These events also serve as an opportunity for members to connect and network. …
By Ellis Kalaidjian and Ashley Gordon Coastal communities are experiencing more intense storms under a changing climate—this past Atlantic hurricane season was the third most active in recorded history, hosting one of the five costliest hurricanes to impact the US. Future storm impacts are predicted to be exacerbated by continued sea-level rise and population growth …
Judy Tucker, Executive Director
The Coastal Society
P. O. Box 3590
Williamsburg, VA 23187-3590
PH: (757) 565-0999
The Coastal Society
55 Winster Fax
Williamsburg, VA 23185