NZCS members represent a wide range of coastal science, engineering, management and planning disciplines. They are employed in the engineering and environmental consulting sectors, in local, regional, and central government, in research institutes, in the tertiary education sector, and in schools.

NZCS is a technical group of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ). The multi-disciplinary nature of coastal management in New Zealand means many of our members are from areas other than engineering. There are no entry criteria for the society and we welcome membership enquiries from anyone with an interest in the coast.