Working together for healthy oceans, well-managed and resilient coastlines, and long-term human welfare and prosperity.
General Contact Information
The Center for the Blue Economy
Middlebury Institute of International Studies
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940
The Center for the Blue Economy is involved in the national conversation about climate change, conservation, and economic policy. Dr. Jason Scorse and Dr. Charles Colgan are our resident experts, and we welcome media contact.
Center for the Blue Economy Staff
The Center for the Blue Economy staff members work together to accomplish our research, academic, and collaboration goals.
The Center for the Blue Economy Advisory Council
The volunteer Advisory Council helps to guide the center’s research and fundraising priorities. These dedicated professionals offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in ocean and coastal sustainability—from marine science to policy to business.
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth, Resources for the Future (RFF)
Director of Social Science and Policy, National Science Foundation’s Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
Senior Attorney and Director, Oceans Program
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (NRDC)
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Institute, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Founder, Sylvia Earle Alliance and Mission Blue
Founder, Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (DOER Marine)
Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society
Robin and Deborah Hicks
Trustees, Loker Foundation
Professor of the Practice of Policy and Engineering, University of Southern California (USC) Price School of Public Policy, joint appointment with the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Professor of Finance, Emeritus, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business
Nobel Prize Laureate 1990, Economic Sciences
The Center for the Blue Economy Senior Fellows
Senior Fellows are distinguished scholars and practitioners who work with the Center for the Blue Economy on research, internships, and fellowships for students, and on events that help the center achieve its mission.
Yunguang (YG) Chen
Postdoctoral Fellow, Resources for the Future
Associate Professor of Economics, San Francisco State University
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics, Center for the Blue Economy