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The Coastal Master Plan, which was developed by CPRA with input from citizens, legislators, parish representatives and stakeholder groups using the best available science and engineering, focuses state efforts and guides actions needed to sustain Louisiana’s coastal ecosystems, safeguard coastal populations, and protect vital economic and cultural resources. The mission of the Center is to support research directly relevant to implementation of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan by administering a competitive grants program and providing the appropriate coordination and oversight support to ensure that success metrics are tracked and achieved.