The Center for the Blue Economy partners with many U.S. and international organizations to achieve its objectives.

The Center for the Blue Economy believes that policies and practices affecting ocean and coastal resource management decisions should be informed by the perspectives and tools of economics, and based on reliable, consistent, and comprehensive data. Our partners help us achieve this goal.

National Marine Data and Information Service of China MOU with Center for the Blue Economy,November 2017
National Marine Data and Information Service of China MOU signing ceremony, November 2017 (Credit: Jose Carlos Navarro, )

MOUs and MOAs

The Center for the Blue Economy enters into formal cooperative agreements with like-minded organizations to give a framework for our cooperation. Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) and Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs) guide our partnerships with these institutions.

Year

Partner Organization

Purpose

Status

2011

CSUMB:  California State University, Monterey Bay

Academic Exchange

Current

2011

UCSC:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Academic Exchange

Current

2013

Shanghai Ocean University

Academic Exchange

Current

2015

Korea Maritime Institute

Research Exchange

Current

2015

The Nature Conservancy

Research and Internships for Students

Current

2016

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Creation of US Ocean Satellite Account

Current

2017

NMDIS:  National Marine Data and Information Service, State Oceanic Administration, China

Academic and Research Exchange

Current

2017

The Ocean Foundation

Research and Internships for Students

Current

sea wall
(Credit: Molly Shane )

Research Projects and Partners

The Center for the Blue Economy has conducted a number of specific research projects with a variety of partners, engaging in grant related or contractual arrangements. Below is a list of current or completed projects and partners.

Year

Partner Organization

Project

Status

2015

Sierra Club

Research and Analysis of proposed Chumash Marine Sanctuary

Complete

2015

Southern Environmental Law Center

Research and Analysis of economic consequence of offshore oil drilling

Complete

2015–18

The Nature Conservancy

Economic Effects of Sea Level Rise in Monterey Bay

Complete

 

 

Coastal Marketplace Project (Permitting and offset for CA properties)

Ongoing

 

 

Lloyds of London Natural Infrastructure Project

Complete

2015–18

NOAA Coastal Management

Pacific Coast Highway, Elkhorn Slough Natural Infrastructure Project

Ongoing

 

 

Creation of  Ocean Satellite Account for U.S.

Ongoing

 

 

Blue Tech Project (defining, measuring for US GDP)

Ongoing

 

 

Blue Economy of US Pacific Islands (Guam, Northern Mariana, and Samoa)

Ongoing

2016

National Science Foundation

Artic Economics International Meeting

Complete

2016

The Southern California Coastal Water Research Authority

Working Group on Water Quality Management

Complete

2016

World Wildlife Foundation

Arctic Economic Analysis

Complete

2016

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

Maritime Economy Study

Complete

2017

NOAA Sea Grant

Coastal adaptation strategy tools

Ongoing

2017

NOAA & UC San Diego Climate Collaborative

Regional Economic Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise in San Diego County

Complete

2017

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO)

Climate Change Vulnerabilities in the Coastal Mid-Atlantic Region

Complete

2017

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

MARCO collaborator

Complete

 

 

NOAA US Ocean Satellite Account Collaborator

Ongoing

2017

Eastern Research Group

NOAA Blue Tech and Pacific Islands Subcontractor

Ongoing

2018

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

Economic benefits analysis of a wetland restoration project, training the community and state government to allow them to measure the benefits over time

Ongoing

2018

World Bank

The Blue Economy of Bangladesh

Complete

2018

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Review of NRDC report “Offshore Oil Spill Impact Analysis”

Complete

2018

Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments

Moss Landing/Highway One Project

Ongoing

2018

India Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

Wrote two chapters in “Handbook for the Blue Economy”

Awaiting publication

 

CBE Summer Fellow Mindy Domurat at Marine Mammal Center 2015
CBE Summer Fellow Mindy Domurat working at the Marine Mammal Center in 2015

CBE Summer Fellow Host Organizations

The Center for the Blue Economy Summer Fellowships prepare students for careers that have an immediate positive impact on ocean and coastal sustainability. Below is our list of partner organizations that host CBE Summer Fellows.

Year

Partner Organization

2011–18

Wild Aid

2011–18

World Wildlife Fund

2012

Jane Goodall Institute

2012

Tobacco Caye Marine Station

2012–18

World Resources Institute

2013

Driscoll's

2013

KAI Marine Services

2013

Ocean Recovery Alliance

2013–18

Oceana

2013

Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program

2014

Eco Viva

2014–16

Environmental Justice Foundation

2014

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

2014–18

The Nature Conservancy

2015–16

Both Company

2015–18

California Coastal Commission (CCC)

2016

Pelagic Data Systems

2015–16

Root Solutions/Marine Mammal Center

2011–18

Conservation International

2011–18

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

2011–18

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)

2012–13

Fish Wise

2012–18

One Reef

2012–15

United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

2013–17

Save the Waves

2013–18

National University of Galway, Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit

2013–17

Maersk Drilling and Shipping

2013–18

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

2014–16

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Programme of Action

2014–18

National Ocean Economics Program

2017–18

Think Beyond Plastics

2018

E2E Foundation

2018

Business for Social Responsibility

2018

Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust