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.

Beached birds on the move, or,… not.


Beached birds on the move, or,… not.

When COASST was getting started, there were a whole bunch of things we wanted to know that required each bird to be uniquely tagged: How long do birds persist on the beach? What body parts

Upcoming Events

Training: Marine Debris

  • Washington: Tacoma (Map)
  • Saturday, December 14, 11:00 am5:00 pm

Training: Teacher Workshop

  • Alaska: Nome (Map)
  • January 10, 2020, 7:00 pmJanuary 12, 2020, 1:00 pm

Talk: The Art of Science

  • Washington: Bremerton (Map)
  • January 14, 2020, 5:00 am8:00 pm