About CTBS

The Center for Texas Beaches and Shores (CTBS) at Texas A&M University at Galveston was established in 1993 by the Texas Legislature to address beach erosion and wetlands loss throughout the state.

The CTBS is dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Texas shoreline, bays and waterways through innovative research in cooperation with government and private sector agencies. We are focused on developing a comprehensive, holistic approach to Texas coastal research and restoration solutions incorporating natural, economic and political processes.

CTBS group


The Texas Coast is one of the most productive and ecologically distinctive shorelines in the World.  It is dynamically being reshaped by both natural and man-made forces.  The CTBS aims to gain further understanding and educate the Texans that live in the 18-county coastal region.

Map of Texas coast by county

calm water on the Gulf

CTBS Partners

 City of Galveston logo HARC logo HR&RC logo http://texasseagrant.org/ http://www.gbep.state.tx.us/

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