Our Vision: Continuously improving opportunities and conditions for coastal people. We imagine coastal people living in a world where choices are shaped by a concern for quality of life, poverty reduction, economic opportunity and the environment. It is a world where people draw upon a wellspring of optimism and hope as they face social and environmental change along the paths to just and sustainable futures Our Mission: Advancing Sound Coastal Governance Worldwide. The Coastal Resources Center (CRC) mobilizes governments, business and communities around the world to work together as stewards of coastal ecosystems. With our partners we strive to define and achieve the health, equitable allocation of wealth, and sustainable intensities of human activity at the transition between the land and the sea.