For the first time, the U.S. Dept. of Commerce will officially measure the economic contributions of the oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes in national income accounts. The Center for the Blue Economy’s Dr. Charles Colgan and the National Ocean Economics Program team have been innovating and advocating for 21 years to make this happen.
A multi-lingual environmentalist, Middlebury Institute alumnus Bryce Bray is passionate about the connection between climate-fragility and security, a topic he will research as a Fulbright Scholar in Senegal.
The Middlebury community gathered for an evening of storytelling and networking in San Francisco on February 3rd, celebrating Middlebury’s longstanding commitment to environmental leadership and sustainability.
Using virtual reality (VR) to show the possible impact of sea level rise and climate change on specific communities - using data to visually demonstrate scenarios and solutions - the work of Middlebury Institute Adjunct Faculty and Center for the Blue Economy Fellow Juliano Calil was featured on Morning Edition on NPR.
The Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute and the Blue Frontier Campaign put forward an Ocean Climate Action Plan (“Blue New Deal”) as a way for the US to respond to climate impacts on the world ocean.
Middlebury Institute International Environmental Policy alumnus Kouassigan Tovivo has specialized in international climate negotiations and capacity building but hopes to eventually bring his expertise back to his native Togo.