Partners: Federal, State and Other Stakeholders


Other Academic/Scientific Organizations

Councils and Working Groups:

BOEM holds meetings several times a year with regional sand management working groups (SMWGs) to discuss coastal restoration issues, concerns and challenges. The meetings allow for an exchange of information and perspectives, foster communication and coordination, and provide updates on funding opportunities, research efforts, and coastal projects. SMWG members represent state and federal agencies, researchers, non-governmental organizations and stakeholders who are committed to promoting a resilient and sustainable approach to the management of marine resources in an ecologically sound manner. SMWGs exist for the Gulf of Mexico, the Northeast (through MARCO), Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Florida.

BOEM’s slide presentations from many of the previous SMWG meetings are available on the events page.