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Cornell Lab of Ornithology




(Coastal Observation and
Seabird Survey Team)

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COASST is a citizen science project of the University of Washington in partnership with state, tribal and federal agencies, environmental organizations, and community groups. COASST believes citizens of coastal communities are essential scientific partners in monitoring marine ecosystem health. By collaborating with citizens, natural resource management agencies and environmental organizations, COASST works to translate long-term monitoring into effective marine conservation solutions.


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Topic - beached birds, seabirds, oiling, entanglement

Audience - public, K-12, agencies, academics

Location - North Pacific

Goals - ongoing education, research, resource management



Julia K. Parrish, Executive Director, COASST  email Julia


Jane Dolliver, Program Coordinator, COASST  email Jane


Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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