The Thailand Coastal Resources Management Project (Ended July 1986) had four goals:
1. To develop policy guidelines on priority coastal issues that are tested through implementation at demonstration site;
2. To generate new knowledge on how to protect water quality through watershed management;
3. To link research on coastal issues to policy formulation;
4. To engage the private sector in coastal resources management. The project also aimed to enhance the skills of the National Environment Board and other cooperating Royal Thai Government agencies in formulating and implementing Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) programs through both training activities and collaborative project implementation.
Thai universities were also engaged to help the Royal Thai Government address ICM problems.