COAST Networks: Climate Change and the Marine Environment

Analysis of long-term environmental data sets is critical to identifying trends and predicting changes in climate. In addition to the data collected by the CSU monitoring enterprise, there exist many long-term environmental data sets, particularly at the State and Federal levels. These data need to be transformed into easily understood informational products and decision-making tools for the use of resource managers and policy makers, many of whom do not have backgrounds in science. This Network will identify large, long-term data sets and promote collaboration among researchers to develop integrated studies of climate variation that will yield decision-making tools.

Storm along Cayucos Coast
Storm along Cayucos coast, California, January 5, 2008. Image courtesy of Mike Baird via flickr creative commons.

For more information, please contact:

Krista Kamer
COAST Director
Phone: (415) 518-2161