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  1. News Stories

    The Evolution of Thinking on the Ocean Economy

    | by Rachel Christopherson

    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. 

  2. A phenomenal presentation by Dr. Charles Colgan

    | by Rachel Christopherson

    The 5th International Symposium was hosted by National University of Ireland, Galway, and Dr. Charles Colgan, the Director of Research at the Center for the Blue Economy (and the individual who instituted the methodology to measure the blue economy now used worldwide) gave a notable presentation.

  3. News Stories

    Ocean Climate Action Capitol Hill Lobby Day 2021-Action Now for the Future

    | by Rachel Christopherson

    On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in one of the largest and certainly most timely Ocean lobbies in U.S. history, over 1000 people were mobilized from more than 30 states and territories.  Meetings were held with 107+ Members of the House of Representatives and their staff, and 33+ Senators and staff.  Over 150 virtual meetings took place on this Ocean Climate Action Lobby Day!  The coalition (many of whose members had never visited with their elected representatives before) sent a clear message to our national policymakers:  you cannot solve the climate crisis without ocean health, and ocean health is key to solving the climate crisis. 

  4. News Stories

    Making Waves: 2019 Year In Review

    | by Rachel Christopherson

    Promoting a sustainable ocean and coastal economy is the mission of the Center for the Blue Economy.  We do this through economic research, teaching, and advising on policy for regional, state, and national governments.  This story showcases some of 2019’s activities and achievements.