Nine Middlebury Institute International Environmental Policy Students are pursuing fully-funded internships at top marine organizations around the world this summer as Center for the Blue Economy Summer Fellows.
This summer three Middlebury Institute Research Fellows will study the risk copper mines pose to river basins in four countries, Australia, Peru, Chile and Zambia, under the guidance of professor and principal investigator Lyuba Zarsky.
Middlebury Institute professor Fernando DePaolis and Center for the Blue Economy senior fellow Phil King were major contributors to a new study that could help coastal towns and cities around the nation identify strategies for responding to rising sea levels.
The combination of continued coastal development, climate change impacts, and reduced federal resources signals “big trouble” ahead for America’s coasts, according to researchers from the Middlebury Institute’s National Ocean Economics Program.
Fellows’ contributions to the Middlebury Institute range far beyond simply conducting research. They deepen and enrich the experiences of students, faculty, and staff by introducing fresh perspectives and adding to the Institute’s global web of professional connections.
As part of a course on “Managing International Marine Pollution,” seven Middlebury Institute environmental policy students had the opportunity to experience a United Nations diplomatic meeting in London firsthand, meeting with delegates and other stakeholders.