If you are interested in information about how you can learn more or get involved in wave and ocean science and conservation, check out the following:
An encyclopedia of beach and ocean info “with the goal of collecting and publishing knowledge on coastal environmental topics.”
CENTER FOR OCEAN SOLUTIONS
A non-advocacy ocean problem solving think/do-tank and a collaboration of Stanford University, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
CENTER FOR SURF RESEARCH
A preeminent resource for sustainable surf tourism researchers, tourism operators, communities, governments, and surfers globally.
COASTAL DATA INFORMATION PROGRAM
Recent and historic wave conditions from a network of wave buoys in U.S. coastal waters, plus wave forecasts.
NATIONAL OCEAN ECONOMICS PROGRAM
The NOEP data portal will tell you how much ocean-dependent tourism (or fishing, or ship-building, or any other ocean activity you can think of) contributes to your local economy.
NOAA COASTAL SERVICES CENTER
The NOAA Coastal Services Center works to protect coastal resources and keep communities safe from coastal hazards by providing data, tools, training, and technical assistance.
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
“One of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.”
Their mission is to “Be the catalyst that transforms surf culture into a powerful force for protecting the ocean playground.”
SAVE THE WAVES
“Save The Waves protects coastal ecosystems around the world in partnership with local communities, utilizing a unique combination of protected areas, economics, and direct action.”