The Coastal Marketplace: Innovative Solutions for Homeowners and the Coastline

Market-Based, Tradable Permits for Coastal Development and Protection

Win-Win-Win for Environment, Public Safety, and Investment

Report compiled for Lloyds of London shows economic opportunity in conservation of natural coastal habitats

Helping San Diego Prepare for Climate Change

The San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative Economic Vulnerability Study

The Monterey Bay is a nexus of marine research and policy studies

The Center for the Blue Economy is located steps away from the Monterey National Marine Sanctuary, a hub for research on the North American continent.

Donors make our work possible

Our generous donors make it possible to meet our mission.

Leadership in research, education, and analysis to promote a sustainable ocean and coastal economy (the Blue Economy)

The "Blue Economy" comprises the economic activities and supporting institutions, relationships, and choices that create sustainable wealth from the world’s oceans and coasts. The Center for the Blue Economy examines ways that ocean and coastal resources can support economic development that provide decent livelihoods and maintains, restores, and enhances the critical coastal and marine ecosystems that provide the foundations for human wellness and prosperity.

The Center for the Blue Economy is based at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), blocks from the ocean in beautiful Monterey, California. MIIS is a sister institution to Middlebury College, home to the nation’s oldest undergraduate environmental studies program.