Coastal Training


The Coastal Training Program (CTP) provides up-to-date scientific information and skill-building opportunities to individuals who are responsible for making decisions that affect coastal resources.  The CTP meets this goal by hosting workshops and training events on key issues that matter most to the South Texas region.  We offer professional training regarding issues such as coastal habitat conservation and restoration, water quality and quantity, energy resource development, and sustainable resource management.

Training Events

The CTP offers training events throughout the year.  These events are designed to communicate up-to-date scientific information to local decision-makers that manage or influence our coastal resources.  Target audiences vary, but include land-use planners, elected officials, land developers and owners, engineers, community groups, researchers, environmental non-profits, and coastal businesses. Explore past and upcoming events using the navigation menu to the left.


The Reserve collaborates with local, state, and federal organizations to successfully implement training events, workshops, and technical assistance.  We strive to meet local needs and training opportunities to bring relevant and useful information to our coastal resource management community.  These partnerships are key to the success of the CTP and the mission of the Reserve.

Regional Collaborations

The Reserve partners with other coastal training programs in the Gulf of Mexico to deliver relevant information on issues related to the ecological and economic health of the Gulf of Mexico.  The purpose of this partnership is to offer training opportunities throughout the region that will build a unified knowledge base among decision makers in the Gulf of Mexico.  Through the framework of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance and Sea Grant, the five Gulf Coast CTPs are working together to bridge the science, policy, and management on  a regional scale.