The CDSG is a non-profit corporation formed to promote the study of coast defenses and fortifications, primarily those of the United States of America; their history, architecture, technology, and strategic and tactical employment.

The primary goals of the CDSG are:

  • Promotion of educational study, technical research, and accurate documentation of seacoast defense history
  • Preservation of seacoast defense sites, equipment, and records for current and future generations.
  • Assisting organizations with the preservation and interpretation of seacoast defense historical sites.
  • Contributing towards charitable activities which promote the goals of the CDSG

A yearly Membership in the CDSG includes four issues of the organization’s two publications: the Coast Defense Journal and the CDSG Newsletter.

Contact the CDSG webmaster at:  webmaster@cdsg.org


September 2 – 5, 2016

Fortress Study Group Annual Conference
Chichester/The Solent
Alistar Graham Kerr, psgeditor@hotmail.com

September 15 – 19, 2016

Association Saint-Maurice d’Etudes Militaries Tour
Col. Pascal Bruchez,president@www.asmem.ch

September 22 – 25, 2016

Association Vauban Study Tour
Mary Pierdalt Fillie, marie.pierdatfille@laposte.net

September 23 – 25, 2016

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Festung Annual Conference
Saarlouis – Germany
Andrea Theissen, anja.reichert@uni-trier.de

October 1 – 11, 2016

Edirne, Gallipoli, Istanbul – Turkey
Hans-Rudolf Neuman, hrv.neumann@t-online.de