COAST Networks: Marine and Estuarine Policy

The CSU Marine and Estuarine Policy Group (MEPG) is currently forming with the ultimate goal of developing and establishing a COAST Marine and Estuarine Policy Network to address current topics in ocean and coastal use and resource policy. The Network will be a resource for public policy and decision makers and will promote the development of holistic solutions that can be accepted by all segments of society.

MEPG Goals

  • Educate and inform state and federal policy makers, stakeholders, and members of the public on marine policy issues
  • Promote CSU faculty scholarship in emerging areas of importance to ocean policy
  • Train members of a future workforce to face the coming challenges


Container ship passing under Golden Gate Bridge
Container ship passing under Golden Gate Bridge. Image courtesy of jdnx via flickr creative commons.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. James Lindholm
Division of Science and Environmental Policy
Institute for Applied Marine Ecology
California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: (831) 582-4662

Dr. Dean Wendt
Biological Sciences, Center for Coastal Marine Sciences, and College of Science and Mathematics
California Polytechnic State University 
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 
Phone: (805) 550-6690


October 2013 Science-Policy Workshop