Their goal is to protect ocean health and help coastal communities adapt to climate change. (Yale Climate Connections interviews David Helvarg, Director of the Blue Frontier, regarding his work with the Center for the Blue Economy at MIIS on the Ocean Climate Action Plan #BlueNewDeal.)
Dr. Juliano Calil, co-founder of Virtual Planet, climate researcher at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and Senior Fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy is featured in this Forbes Magazine article for his work on virtual reality 3D immersion to show the effects of sea level rise on specific cities and landscapes.
As communities plan for sea level rise, it can be hard to convince residents of the dramatic changes in store. A California scientist is testing one possible answer: virtual reality.
On October 18th, 2019, the Center for the Blue Economy and Blue Frontier co-convened a meeting of thought leaders from across industry, government, academia, and the conservation community of California. The goal? To refine the Ocean Climate Action Plan, a.k.a. the “Blue New Deal,” and take it to the national stage.
Many Maine communities have identified climate-related vulnerabilities to their homes, businesses and natural areas, due to the impacts of sea level rise and increases in severe storms. Finding funding for adaptation solutions is often a major barrier to addressing these concerns and moving forward.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened a hearing entitled, “Our Blue Economy: Successes and Opportunities,” on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Center for the Blue Economy Advisory Council Chair, Mr. Michael Conathan, was there to testify.
David Helvarg is an award-winning journalist who has spent decades writing about and advocating for the blue economy.
The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, held November 26-28, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya, focused on the theme, ‘The Blue Economy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’
To contribute something new to the world is a rare thing.
| by Eva Gudbergsdottir
Professor Fernando DePaolis will be the new dean of the Middlebury Institute’s Graduate School of International Policy and Management.