COAST SB Community Alliance for Surveying the Topography of Sandy Beaches

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CoAST SB recruits community members to conduct surveys at their local beaches to provide supplemental data to scientists who model changes our dynamic coastlines. These volunteers not only survey but also learn about their local beaches and participate in workshops. Anyone willing can participate (minors must be accompanied by an adult) and they work directly on site at beaches in Santa Barbara and Ventura county. 

Program name
California Sea Grant
Santa Barbara, CA
To inform USGS shoreline change models and local climate change adaptation planning. Community education and empowerment.

CoAST SB community scientists use a simple method to monitor the slope of local sandy beaches once a month

Project Topics
Coastal Processes/Shoreline/Erosion
Jenna Wisniewski
Program Coordinator