The Center for the Blue Economy will develop a baseline assessment of the ocean economies of Kenya and Tanzania, which can be used as a foundation for developing blue economy strategies in each country.
West Cliff Drive in the of City of Santa Cruz, California spans 2.5 miles of ocean views, cliffs and beaches. That stretch is home to an iconic lighthouse, prime surf spots, and is frequented by the wealthy and working class alike. But sea-level rise and storms threaten to undercut the road. This summer, the Center for the Blue Economy will help City managers determine the best way forward for West Cliff Drive.
For more than 20 years, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has been engaged in rescuing and rearing southern sea otters for return to the wild. The effects have been clearly positive on the health of the Elkhorn Slough ecosystem, but what is the economic effect on tourism and recreation? This summer, the Center for the Blue Economy aims to find out.