The Center for Coastal Studies is dedicated to understanding, preserving and protecting marine ecosystems and the coastal environment through applied research, education and public policy initiatives.
The Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) program is an emergency, field-based conservation effort with staff on call 24/7 to rescue and document whales and sea turtles entangled in fishing gear.
CCS promotes stewardship, raises awareness, and increases understanding of marine and coastal environments through a wide variety of audiences through curriculum-based classroom lessons, experiences in the field, and public outreach events.
HOMEPORT BY THE BAY
GALA AND LIVE AUCTION
Thursday, October 6 from 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm
at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, overlooking Pleasant Bay
Laura Ludwig, manager of the Center for Coastal Studies’ Marine Debris & Plastic Program, will present at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference in Busan, South Korea next week. The International Marine Debris Conference (IMDC) is the world’s largest and...
PROVINCETOWN, MA -- The Center for Coastal Studies and the Cape Cod National Seashore, with support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program, are pleased to announce that an artist has been selected through a juried review process...
The Center for Coastal Studies has completed a two-year coastal resiliency and sea level rise study on Martha’s Vineyard which concluded that, on average, for every one-foot increase in the water level about 700 acres of land will become inundated. Funded by the...
HOMEPORT BY THE BAY
Thursday October 6 at 5.30 pm
Waterfront Cocktails, Conversation, Fine Dining & Live Auction
The Center for Coastal Studies is an independent, non-profit, member supported organization whose mission is to understand and protect our coastal communities and marine ecosystems. The ocean and its spectacular diversity belong to all of us. You can support our critical work by becoming a member, volunteering your time, making a donation, or shopping our store.
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As a new or renewing member of the Center for Coastal Studies, you are making an active contribution to the study and conservation of the Gulf of Maine, home to the great whales of the North Atlantic and the many other fantastic varieties of wildlife for which it serves as a primary habitat.
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The Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) is a grant program whose mission is to support projects that enable innovative approaches to protect and restore natural resources. The Center for Coastal Studies Humpback Whale Studies, Right Whale Ecology, Marine Animal Entanglement Response, and Water Quality Monitoring programs all receive funding via the MET’s Environmental License Plate program. Visit their website for more information.