|This study was conducted for the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve (SINERR) to assess existing programs related to coastal training and to determine current and desired levels of coastal training among decision-makers in Georgia. The assessment was designed to identify any overlaps among various coastal training efforts; the full range of coastal issues that may need to be addressed through training and information but are not currently being adequately addressed; the professional decision-making groups that should be targeted for coastal training, including those not currently being adequately served; and the best strategies, technologies, and formats to educate and inform the decision-making groups, including a prioritization of the groups that most need specific additional information. The study entailed two multi-modal surveys of coastal training decision-makers and organizations and institutions that participate in or offer coastal training. The surveys were administered through a combination of Web-based, e-mail, mail, and telephone questionnaires designed to fully assess the specific needs for coastal training efforts. The population of coastal training decision-makers and organizations and institutions that participate in or offer coastal training was a known or closed population appropriate for survey administered using the Internet.