Coastal Links: State
California Climate Change Portal
This website contains information on the impacts of climate change on California and the state's policies relating to global warming
California Coastal Commission
The Coastal Commission, in partnership with coastal cities and counties, plans and regulates the use of land and water in the coastal zone.
California Coastal Ocean Currents Monitoring Program (COCMP)
COCMP is a state-funded ocean surface current mapping program.
California Council on Science and Technology
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) offers expert advice to the state government and recommends solutions to science and technology-related policy issues.
California Natural Resources Agency
To restore, protect and manage the state's natural, historical and cultural resources for current and future generations using creative approaches and solutions based on science, collaboration and respect for all the communities and interests involved.
California Ocean Protection Council
The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) helps coordinate and improve the protection and management of California's ocean and coastal resources.
- Ocean Protection Council's Five-Year Strategic Plan
- OPC Program Priorities for 2009 through 2010
- Lessons Learned from California’s Marine Life Management Act
- Evaluating Alternatives for Decommissioning California’s Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms: A Technical Analysis to Inform State Policy
California Ocean Resources Management Program
The California Ocean Resources Management Program ensures comprehensive and coordinated management, conservation and enhancement of California's ocean resources.
- Governor Schwarzenegger’s Ocean Action Plan
California Ocean Science Trust
OST's mission is to ensure that the best available science is applied to California policies and ocean management to successfully maintain a healthy, resilient, and productive ocean and coast.
California Sea Grant
California Sea Grant supports science-based management, conservation and enhancement of California's coastal and aquatic resources through research, extension and education.
Marine Life Protection Act
The Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) directs the state to reevaluate and redesign California’s system of marine protected areas (MPAs).
The Pacific Institute is a nonpartisan research institute that works to advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity.
- The Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on the California Coast
- Desalination, With a Grain of Salt – A California Perspective
Reef Check California
Reef Check California aims to build a network of informed and involved citizens who support the sustainable use and conservation of our nearshore marine resources by training volunteers to carry out surveys of nearshore reefs providing data on the status of key indicator species.
State Coastal Conservancy
The California Coastal Conservancy is a state agency that uses entrepreneurial techniques to purchase, protect, restore, and enhance coastal resources, and provide access to the shore.
State Lands Commission Sea Level Rise Portal
The Commission has an important role to play in addressing the issue of sea level rise and assuring that those decision makers involved in proposed and existing development on the state’s Public Trust lands consider the impacts of sea level rise.
Thank You Ocean
“Thank You Ocean” is a statewide campaign to instill in Californians a sense of personal connection and responsibility to our ocean and coast.
West Coast Governors' Agreement on Ocean Health
Information, documents and contact information related to the historic West Coast Governors’ Agreement on Ocean Health, September 18, 2006.