COAST Networks: Geospatial Research, Education and Technology (GREAT)

California’s near-shore terrestrial and marine coastal-shelf ecosystems are particularly sensitive to human perturbation and environmental change. The COAST Geospatial Research, Education & Technology (GREAT) Network advances the use of interdisciplinary geospatial data visualization and analysis to enhance our ability to understand and manage interactions between humans and the environment, addressing a broad range of critical issues in the coastal zone.

GREAT promotes research to address coastal management issues while providing education and training in the latest geospatial technologies to CSU students and faculty. The Network encourages long-term collaboration between CSU experts and stakeholders; trains a diverse, job-ready coastal zone work force; and informs coastal policy on a broad range of pressing environmental issues.

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Elkhorn Slough map
Merged bathymetric / topographic terrain model of Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. Image courtesy of CSUMB Seafloor Mapping Lab.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Corey Garza
Division of Science and Environmental Policy
California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: (831) 582-3024



GREAT Update 4th (2011) Annual Meeting