CONCUR has been involved in the full range of coastal and ocean resources planning for 25 years, building on Scott McCreary’s early career experience as a coastal zone planner and his doctoral work at the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program.

CONCUR has engaged in over 30 distinct projects throughout the United States to analyze, avoid, and resolve controversies over competing coastal and ocean uses across fishing, conservation, energy siting, ports and maritime, wastewater treatment, and military uses. These agreements have taken the form of recommendations for state and federal regulations, project specific plans, and policies. CONCUR also provides strategic advice to firms and user groups in preparing to engage in CMSP, and provides training in negotiation skills to strengthen agreements within and across diverse coalitions of interest groups.