Oregon has permanently banned offshore drilling in the midst of a federal push to open 90 percent of federal waters to oil exploration. The Center for the Blue Economy's National Ocean Economics statistics are a part of the reason why.
Using Center for the Blue Economy collaborative research as a baseline, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's Seaport Economic Council funds Expedition Blue!, telling the story of the blue economy in Cape Cod.
Seal bombs are being used in California fisheries to deter marine mammals from fish nets and fishing grounds. But the practice poses significant risk to marine life, regulation is weak, and research guiding current policy is outdated and incomplete.
For a small research center, we have broad impact locally, at the state, national, and international levels. Our staff, students and alumni are ocean champions, tackling challenges both here and abroad. We review Center for the Blue Economy research, publications, and activities in 2018.
The Center for the Blue Economy is committed to providing free, open-access data. Now regional managers along the Mid-Atlantic coast have a new tool: the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Vulnerability Data Portal.