|Please feel free to browse our news
section, where we list the latest projects and developments at Coastal.
Visit our staff page, to meet our current staff,
and stop by our alumni section to see what former
Coastal employees are doing now. For pictures of our first limited
edition coastal-usa rubber duckie hanging around PGI Spearhead Oceanology
International 2001 Americas, drop by our ducks
page. Please peruse our projects page for
examples of some notable Coastal projects, and visit our clients
page for a list of references for Coastal's equipment.
Coastal began in 1978 by purchasing and leasing a wide variety of
oceanographic equipment made by other manufacturers.
Over the years it became evident that most lacked the attributes we
valued most: economy, reliability, convenience, and versatility.
Through our experiences with government agencies,
universities, consulting engineers, and industry, we learned that
our clients have hours or at most days, not weeks to get started.
Simplicity of operation, not confusing manuals or software, is
essential. Equipment must be
flexible; and, most of all, it must do its job.
Coastal Leasing Headquarters
179 Sidney Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
|Coastal spent the next few years
retrofitting other manufacturers’ instruments and conferring with
clients to determine what they needed from their equipment. A decade
later, Coastal introduced the first of its own
instrument series, the Micro/Mini, in response to the concerns of
their customers. The instruments used simple electronics with
sophisticated, fully integrated supporting software for monitoring and
storing data. Since the introduction of this series, Coastal has
manufactured, leased, and sold over 600 systems to hundreds of clients
worldwide, along with continuing to supply equipment for lease or
lease-purchase from other leading
Today, in response to
ever-evolving technology and to meet the ever-changing needs of our
clients, Coastal has worked assiduously to produce our newest generation
of oceanographic, environmental, and meteorologic instrument systems. We
call these new instruments our Macro Series.
The Series is still adherent to our modular system of construction using
Coastal's building blocks,
but has benefited from today’s technology with improvements such as a
much larger storage capacity. Like its predecessor, the Coastal Macro
Series system is reliable and field proven.