The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) is a 19 year old citizen science project housed at the University of Washington and focused on the beach environment of the northeast Pacific. Since our beginning, over 1,000 participants on more than 450 beaches spanning four states have contributed directly to monitoring their local marine resources and ecosystem health.

Staff Profile: Sarah Inman

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Staff Profile: Sarah Inman

Sarah’s work at COASST is focused on what COASSTers get out of participating in our program, and what the process of participation looks like. She is picking up the social science torch from Yurong He, who recently began work at Microsoft. Sarah is interested in understanding the relationship between attachment to place (for example, a beach) and critical thinking.

Upcoming Events

Digital Deep Dive: Large Debris Surveys

  • Washington: Seattle (Map)
  • Saturday, August 15, 9:00 am10:00 am

Talk: COVID Clouds and Silver Linings: the value of citizen science during a pandemic

  • Washington: Seattle (Map)
  • Wednesday, August 19, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Digital Deep Dive: Western Snowy Plovers

  • Washington: Seattle (Map)
  • Saturday, August 22, 9:00 am10:00 am