Established in 1999, The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) is a citizen science project housed at the University of Washington and focused on the beach environment of the northeast Pacific. Since our beginning, over 4,500 participants on more than 450 beaches spanning four states have contributed directly to monitoring their local marine resources and ecosystem health.

Marine Mammal Project Announcement


Marine Mammal Project Announcement

In partnership with Dr. Jaime Snyder at UW’s Information School, we are drawing up plans for a beached marine mammal guide. That’s right – a new COASST guide is in development! This project will take

Upcoming Events

Training: Marine Debris

  • Washington: Tacoma (Map)
  • Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am4:00 pm

Training: Beached Birds

  • Oregon: Cannon Beach (Map)
  • Saturday, March 2, 10:30 am4:30 pm

Training: COASSTLite!

  • All Regions: Online (Map)
  • Friday, March 8, 9:30 am12:30 pm