What good is the science if you don’t know how to use it?

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Coastal Training Programs

Bringing helpful scientific data and information to coastal communities—that’s what the coastal training program is all about.

The National Estuarine Research Reserve System provides ready access to the data and information communities need, but that’s not enough. The system takes it up a notch with its training programs, which focus on government officials, businesses, individuals, and the community. The courses that build skills and bring about new ideas represent an important part of the effort, but the technical assistance component is equally significant.

Top Training Topics

  • Coastal resilience

  • Habitat restoration

  • Water quality

  • Stormwater management

  • Land use

  • Working waterfronts

  • Coastal development

Top Technical Assistance Services

  • Facilitation

  • Surveys and evaluation design

  • Strategic planning

  • Collaborative research

  • Workshop design

  • Needs assessments

Want to bring top-notch science services to your decision-making table? Contact your local research reserve. Each one has a coastal training program designed to meet the specific needs of its community.