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Membership Benefits

Join forces with your colleagues in an international society that addresses technical, policy, educational, and management issues with a coastal focus. A key part of the mission of The Coastal Society (TCS) is to provide professional education and development to members through communication and education. To accomplish that mission, TCS offers you the following benefits of membership:

International Conference

Share your experience and research at the international biennial conferences of The Coastal Society. Participate in the development of better strategies for addressing your coastal concerns with experts and specialists from a wide variety of disciplines. Awards for significant contributions to coastal management and to The Coastal Society are given at the conference

Email List

Receive weekly notification of coastal management jobs, and periodic announcements of upcoming conferences, educational opportunities, and news briefs on coastal issues. Other information is posted to the Members Only section of the web site.

Online Networking Directory

Members complete their own online profiles, select which information to include in a search, and then start connecting with others in this exclusive group of coastal professionals and students. Connect with other TCS members near you, or find someone with expertise you may need.

LinkedIn Group

Share updates, start discussions, find or be a mentor, and more within the LinkedIn group open only to members.

TCS Blog

Put to use the information found in the TCS Blog. Articles are written by TCS members, covering topics on coastal news, policy announcements, and research updates, plus regular articles on legal issues, legislative action, international events, and coastal management strategies. Membership also includes online access to past issues of the TCS Bulletin. Keep up with other members via the "Member News" section.

Journal of Coastal Management

Keep abreast of research findings, analysis, tools and techniques as you set policy and manage our coastal resources -- and save money at the same time. TCS Regular, Institutional and Corporate membership categories include a subscription to Coastal Management, the international journal of marine environment, resources, law and society.

Free Publications

TCS members or their organizations may offer to make their publications available to the entire TCS membership. Though we won't provide members or their organizations with the TCS mailing list, we will work with you to help distribute your publication electronically or via mail. Want to share your publication with other members? Just contact us.

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Membership Categories

Regular

Professionals in all facets of coastal management and citizens with an interest in coastal resources who are interested in supporting the mission of The Coastal Society would be Regular members. They will receive all the benefits listed above. Dues are $100 for a calendar year of membership. Initial dues when you first join are also $100 regardless of the date when you join.

New Professional

Professionals in all facets of coastal management who have been out of school for less than two years are entitled to a special reduced dues rate. Calendar year dues of $60 include a subscription to Coastal Management, as well as all the other benefits of membership are yours for the taking. When joining please note the date of graduation and the institution. Initial dues when you first join are also $60 regardless of the date when you join.

Retired

Former professionals in all facets of coastal management and citizens with an interest in coastal resources who are over age 65 and retired from full time employment are entitled to pay a special reduced dues rate of $50. While this dues rate is too low to include the subscription to Coastal Management, all the other benefits of membership are included. When joining please note the date of retirement and the former institution. Initial dues when you first join are also $50 regardless of the date when you join.

Student

Currently enrolled as a graduate, undergraduate or secondary school student? Then take advantage of the lowest possible dues rate from TCS. The calendar-year dues of $30 is less than a Saturday night out. This dues rate won't cover a subscription to Coastal Management, but you can probably access it through your school's library. When joining please include your advisor's name and email address. Initial dues when you first join are also $30 regardless of the date when you join. However, if you are joining during the fall semester, your membership will be extended through the end of the next year.

Library

Any library may become a library member. From past experience we've learned that library members are really subscribing to the TCS Bulletin. That's why the category does not have the benefit of voting, and most librarians opt out of the email announcements list. Subscriptions to Coastal Management must be made directly with the publisher instead of through TCS. We appreciate the assistance of our library members in disseminating information from coastal resource managers and scientists. Annual dues are $50.

Institutional

Any institution or organization interested in supporting the mission of TCS is welcome to join at the support level of $250. This category of membership entitles the Institutional member to provide the name and contact information for three individuals who will each receive all the benefits of a Regular member. Dues are on a calendar year basis, and initial dues when you first join are also $250 regardless of the date of joining.

Corporate

Any company, business, or organization interested in supporting the mission of TCS at the $500 level will be a Corporate member. This category of membership entitles the Corporate member to provide the name and contact information for six individuals who will each receive all the benefits of a Regular member. Dues are on a calendar year basis, and initial dues when you first join are also $500 regardless of the date of joining.

Want to start taking advantage of these benefits, and more?

Click HERE to Join or Renew your TCS membership

The Coastal Society
Judy Tucker, CAE, Executive Director
P.O. Box 3590
Williamsburg, VA 23187-3590
Phone: (757) 565-0999
FAX: (757) 565-0299
Email: coastalsoc@aol.com
Web: www.thecoastalsociety.org

Chapters

The Coastal Society currently has seven student chapters associated with universities:

Campus

Contact

Email

Duke University Sarah DeLand sarah.deland@duke.edu
East Carolina University Henry Raab raabh14@students.ecu.edu
Eckerd College Catherine Thow cthow@eckerd.edu
University of North Carolina, Wilmington Kyley Polston kjp3678@uncw.edu
Oregon State University Chelsea Duke dukec@onid.oregonstate.edu
University of Rhode Island Alana Casey alannacasey@my.uri.edu

If you are interested in forming a TCS chapter, please contact the TCS Executive Director, Judy Tucker (coastalsoc@aol.com).

For information on how to start a TCS Chapter, click Chapter Start Up Kit

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