The National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP) website has long been one of the few places where researchers and the public could go to for data on the Blue Economy. This year we have overhauled the site with new datasets (natural capital, renewable energy, and climate change) and responsive reports.
Study demonstrates wild sea otters have the potential to help generate millions of dollars for local communities.
How do you feel about Great White Sharks? Public perception is a powerful tool in conservation efforts, and it can have an economic impact for a tourist-driven economies. Help us understand your thoughts about Great White sharks by taking this brief survey.
A report by the Center for the Blue Economy and the University of Southern Maine finds the seafood sector in Maine contributed over $3.2 billion dollars in total economic output to the Maine economy in 2019, supported over 33,300 jobs, and is the largest natural resource-based sector in the Maine economy.
The Center for the Blue Economy has prepared a new report for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), which calculates the contributions of oft-overlooked portions of the ocean economy, concluding that marine research and education, state expenditures related to the ocean, and coastal electricity production support 38,000 jobs and $25.5 billion in annual economic activity.
A “How-To” Guide for Non-Economists to establish the Blue Economy in their National Income Accounts; Research from our Alumni and Students; Victory on the Policy Front for Ocean Climate Action
Ocean accounts organise social, economic and environmental information to enable coherent measurement of progress towards sustainable ocean development.
Stories include: The Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Needs Your Support; The Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics, Volume 8, Issue 2, published; The Middlebury Climate Change Semester: Inaugural Program Begins; The Ocean Needs Our Help-Now.
The Indigenous-led effort to create the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary is crossing a significant milestone, and members of the public are requested to sign a letter of support by January 28th.
The Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics, Volume 8, Issue 2, features eleven papers drawn from the recent Fifth International Symposium on the Oceans in National Income Accounts. The papers highlight an evolution in ocean economic thinking: from defining and measuring the blue economy as statistics related to GDP, to an information system that provides decision makers with the facts they need around marine ecosystem service flows and changes.