Rugged Coast Research Society

Formed in 2017, RCRS began as an initiative put in motion by a small group of passionate outdoor and ocean enthusiasts. We are comprised of marine industry professionals, marine biologists and entrepreneurs working together to research the impacts of marine debris and restore the most rugged, remote and sensitive areas of our coast.

  We have been exploring remote areas of our coastline in search of surf and adventure for many years. what we didn't anticipate was how much marine debris we would find along the way. What started as a cause to give back to areas that have given us so much over the years, has now created a growing ripple effect.

  By partnering with local communities, and sharing our data with leading stakeholders, we are committed to collaboratively working to better the marine environment we all depend on, while being strong advocates for the wild places we love.