Founded in 1999, Coastal Quest is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt, nonprofit organization established to efficiently and effectively deploy expertise and knowledge from around the world to enhance sustainable coastal resource management so that resources persist for future generations. Coastal Quest’s approach is solution-oriented and strives to promote innovation, partnership, and the uptake of cutting-edge information and ideas to create vibrant and resilient coastal communities and ecosystems. It serves as a clearinghouse for data, research, and analysis, much of which is available for public use. Coastal Quest’s three program areas- Capacity-Building and Knowledge-Sharing, Successful Implementation, and Applied Research and Tool Development– address the predominant challenges and barriers that many coastal sustainability organizations and initiatives face around the world. Through these three program areas, Coastal Quest works to achieve its mission and realize its vision.
Our mission is to develop lasting solutions to protect, sustain, reduce threats to, and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of our coastal environments for present and future generations.
We envision a future in which coastal communities, resources, and ecosystems, from white water to blue water, are sustainable, healthy, and accessible to all the people of the world.