COAST Networks: Coastal Monitoring

Climate change is rapidly affecting many aspects of California's coastal communities, making it essential that comprehensive environmental data be collected as a baseline of current coastal conditions against which we can measure and understand future changes. Over the last six years the CSU has made a significant investment in instrumentation to monitor basic meteorological (air temperature, wind speed and direction, solar radiation, relative humidity, rainfall) and oceanographic (water temperature, salinity, pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen content and chlorophyll) parameters. This Network will build upon existing infrastructure to continue to provide high-quality environmental monitoring data that will be critical for addressing local and regional environmental issues and developing climate change adaptation strategies.

Satellite Image of San Francisco Bay
Meteorological monitoring station at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Center for Coastal Marine Sciences. Image courtesy of Mark Moline.


For more information, please contact:

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