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Derek Brockbank is Executive Director of Coastal States Organization (CSO), which represents the nation’s Coastal States, Territories, and Commonwealths on ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes issues. With two decades of experience in Washington DC on coastal adaptation policy and organizational development, Derek is connecting state coastal management programs with federal agencies and resources in order to address the greatest coastal challenges facing society. He previously served as executive director for the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) where he led the strategic planning and outreach, government affairs, and development goals of the nation’s leading organization advocating for beach and coastal restoration. Prior to starting with ASBPA, Derek worked as campaign director for a coalition effort to restore the Mississippi River Delta and Coastal Louisiana, and was part of a gulf-wide campaign to pass the RESTORE Act, securing billions of dollars for Gulf Coast restoration. This followed up on his work with National Wildlife Federation on climate adaption. Derek grew up in New York City and got his coastal education from an early age playing on the beaches of Long Island, and kayaking and fishing in Peconic Bay.
Get to know one of the best programs on the Nation's coast!
November 10, 2022
Dropping in on some of the 2022 ASBPA Conf. conversations!
September 27, 2022
A look to the future in our final episode of the series.
May 2, 2022
Celebrating the NERRS After 50 years of CZMA!
April 25, 2022
Diving deep into the weeds of what makes the CZMA tick.
April 18, 2022
How was it that we came to have a CZMA?
April 11, 2022
Kicking off a five part series on the CZMA!
April 4, 2022
Check out this interested new piece of legislation!
September 7, 2021
The Latest from Senators Cassidy and Whitehouse on RISEE!
September 1, 2021
Understanding the (ROPs) Regional Ocean Partnerships
July 15, 2021
NOAA's budget gets a big bump
July 9, 2021
How prepared is the US for extensive flooding?
May 28, 2021
Funding for estuary projects and more.
May 3, 2021
Part 5 of ASBPA and CSO Policy Pods
March 25, 2021
Part 4/5. Check out the other three episodes below!
March 7, 2021
Part 3 of a new 5 Part Series
March 1, 2021
Regulations, permits & approvals - Could the system improve?
February 20, 2021
Part One of the ASBPA-CSO Policy Confab
February 12, 2021
2020 WRDA: A Deep Insider's View of US Water Resource Policy
January 14, 2021
Big coastal data: NOAA's Digital Coast is super
December 29, 2020
Lower Columbia Solutions Group wins ASBPA's Wiegel Award
November 18, 2020
Healthy coastal lands means less risk to coastal communities
July 14, 2020
The Capitol Beach is back with another great episode!
April 17, 2020
We missed the ASBPA Summit. Virus. But, good stuff happened
March 31, 2020
If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere . . .
March 12, 2020
Another great episode from the Capitol Beach
February 18, 2020
GOMESA has emerged as a major source of funding on the gulf.
January 8, 2020
It's been a great year for the Capitol Beach pod on ASPN!
December 18, 2019
A great show from DC with insight into NOAA's coastal work
October 9, 2019
An intro to the USCRP leadership!
September 13, 2019
Gulf Week wraps up with a great episode of the Capitol Beach
August 23, 2019
One of the most important coastal leaders in America.
July 18, 2019
ASPN's full DC Team | WaterLog and Capitol Beach
June 5, 2019
Derek brings BOEM to ASPN for the first (but not last) time!
May 15, 2019
Our microphone brings you highlights from the ASBPA Summit
March 22, 2019
We learn about a great organization working for our coasts
March 6, 2019
Derek and Brian talk about what's in store for the Summit
February 6, 2019
Derek kicks off the New Year with Sen. Carper from Delaware!
January 1, 2019