Membership

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.