Judith Kildow
Jason Scorse
Charles Colgan
Pat Johnston
Yunguang Chen
Rachel Christopherson
Brendan P. Kelly
Juliano Calil
Michael Orbach
Mark Spalding
Philip King
Tracy Rouleau
Wallace J. Nichols

Bio Summary

Dr. Judith Kildow is founder and Director of the National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP) (OceanEconomics.org), in the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. Her field of interest bridges science, economics and policy, identifying how economic activities and ocean changes affect each other and influence policies.

She spent 25+ years as a professor at MIT, tenured in the Department of Ocean Engineering, was Senior Social Scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, James W. Rote Distinguished Professor, California State University Monterey Bay, Research Faculty/Senior Fellow at Harvard University, University of Southern California and University of Vermont. Dr. Kildow has an AB in Political Science from Grinnell College and a PhD. in International Relations and Science Policy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

She has served on National Academy of Sciences boards and committees, on federal and state government, corporate and editorial boards, and has published and lectured widely in the fields of coastal and ocean policy and economics. Recently, she has traveled to China, Korea, Italy, France and England, and throughout the US, invited to speak about the value of oceans and coasts and the necessity to prepare for impacts from Climate Changes to our shores.

She currently shares her time between Monterey, California and Dallas, Texas where she lives with her husband and dog Lily.







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Course Taught

The Changing Arctic: Ecosystems, Economy, and Geopolitics

Expertise


  • Ocean and Coastal Economics, Coastal Management, Marine Policy, Science Policy

Recent Research


  • Building consensus on a working definition of the “New Blue Economy”, economic and environmental implications of opening up the Arctic, building a global coastal alliance of nations to standardize definitions and data collection for Ocean Accounts.

Education History


  • The Fletcher School, Tufts University:
    Ph.D. International Relations and Science Policy, 1972
  • The Fletcher School, Tufts University:
    M.A. in Law and Diplomacy, 1964
  • Grinnell College:
    B.A. in Political Science, 1964

Publications


  • Judith Kildow and Jason Scorse (CBE Director) “Ecosystem Services and their Economic and Social Value,” chapter in Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management, Taylor and Francis Publishers
    2014
  • Judith Kildow and Jing Guo (Visiting Scholar) “The Gap between Science and Policy: Assessing the Use of Non-market Valuation in Estuarine Management,” an article in Ocean and Coastal Management, Elsevier Press
    2014
  • Judith Kildow and Matthew Nichols (2014 OCRM grad) The Political Economy of Oil Spill Damage Assessment: NRDA and Deepwater Horizon, CBE working paper
    2014
  • Kildow, Colgan, Scorse, Johnston, and Nichols: The State of the US Ocean and Coastal Economy, National Ocean Economics Report, Center for the Blue Economy, Monterey Institute of International Studies
    2014

Bio Summary

Jason Scorse is the Director of the Center for the Blue Economy (CBE) and Chair of the International Environmental Policy (IEP) program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He completed his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics at UC-Berkley in 2005 with a focus on environmental economics and policy, international development, and behavioral economics. Upon graduation, he joined the faculty of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, was promoted to Chair in 2009, and launched the CBE in 2011. He teaches courses in environmental and natural resource economics, ocean and coastal economics, and sustainable development. Professor Scorse consults for major environmental organizations, including the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Sierra Club.  In addition to his roles as Director of the Center for the Blue Economy, and Chair of the International Environmental Policy program, he also serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics, the online scholarly journal of the Center for the Blue Economy.

Dr. Scorse has published articles in American Economic Review, California Management Review, The Solutions Journal, and for books published by the Brookings Institution and Routledge Press. In 2010 his book, What Environmentalists Need to Know About Economics, was published by Palgrave Macmillan. His work has also been featured in The New York Times, Fortune, and The Washington Post.

Dr. Scorse sits on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Research Activities Panel and on the board of Save Our Shores. In his spare time he surfs, cooks gourmet vegan food, and writes fiction for when he starts his new career after we've solved all of the world's great environmental challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courses Taught

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Expertise


  • Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
  • Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
  • Behavioral Economics
  • International Economics & Development

Education History


  • UC Santa Cruz:
    B.A. in Environmental Studies, 1991
  • U.C. Santa Cruz:
    M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2003
  • UC Berkeley:
    Ph.D. Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, 2005

Publications


Bio Summary

Dr. Charles Colgan is the Director of Research for the Center for the Blue Economy (CBE) overseeing the conduct of research activities and serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics (JOCE).  In addition, he serves as adjunct faculty in the International Environmental Policy Studies program. 

Dr. Colgan served as a consultant with the National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP) for more than 14 years. The NOEP was created in 1999 by Dr. Judith Kildow at MIT and began producing its annual ocean economic databases with the subsequent hiring of Dr. Colgan the following year. While there were several articles and a report about the U.S. ocean economy published before 1999, the launch of the NOEP laid the foundation for a new field of study based on a unique methodology, with consistent time series data that allowed the public to track trends over time. During its 15-year history, NOEP has created the field of ocean and coastal economics, and its methodologies have been used by over 20 countries around the world. It is extremely well-respected in the U.S. and internationally, and it forms the foundation of the CBE research program. It has more than 2,000 regular users across all sectors and geographies in the U.S., and more than 37 nations. It is considered by many researchers to be the best source of data on ocean and coastal economics.

In 2013 Dr. Colgan and Dr. Jason Scorse, the Director of the CBE, began the development of the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics (JOCE), which will launch its first volume in January, 2015. With a distinguished editorial board and its open review process, JOCE will further solidify the CBE’s position as the leader in the ocean and coastal economics field, and help foster an international community of researchers and practitioners. Upholding the CBE commitment to open access, the journal will be freely available to all: there are no fees to authors or readers.

Until JOCE, those wishing to share research in this field outside of fisheries have used outlets that specialized in economics, but not specific to oceans and coasts. JOCE is the first in this growing field. Contracting with the Monterey Institute’s world-class translators, JOCE will provide abstracts of all papers in Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Prior to his role as Research Director for the CBE, Dr. Colgan served as a Professor of Public Policy and Management in the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. Dr. Colgan was the Chair of the Muskie School’s PhD Program in Public Policy and is a Senior Research Associate in the USM Center for Business and Economic Research. His long term economic forecasts are used by the Maine Department of Transportation and the Economic Development Districts of Maine. Prior to joining the University of Southern Maine, he served in the Maine State Planning Office, was State Economist, and Director of Natural Resource and Economic Policy.

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Expertise


  • Ocean Economics
  • Transportation and Economic Development
  • Urban Planning
  • Policy Analysis

Recent Research


  • Profile of the ocean and coastal economies of New England for the Northeast Ocean Research Council
  • Analysis of cargo port development opportunities for the City of Portland, Maine
  • Development of a large scale urban simulation model for the Portland and Bangor, Maine regions
  • Development of the Marsh Adaptation Strategy Tool, a computer model of the benefits of coastal wetlands
  • Economic impacts of climate change on Cambridge, MA

Education History


  • University of Maine:
    Ph.D in Economic History1992
  • Colby College:
    B.A. in History and Government (Dual Degree)1971

Bio Summary

Pat Johnston is the Data Manager of the National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP) at the Monterey Institute for International Studies (a graduate school of Middlebury College). He joined NOEP in 2003 as Information Systems Manager, responsible for all database and website development and operations. Since then, Pat has added significantly to the size and scope of the NOEP offerings, including new databases, website querying functionality, and data download capabilities.

Before joining NOEP, Pat was a software consultant, developing interactive information systems for Silicon Valley corporations and Stanford University. He has also taught computer programming and data processing at California junior colleges.

Mr. Johnston has a BA degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of West Florida. His background has been very useful for analyzing economic data and producing tables and graphs for NOEP publications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Expertise


  • Interactive information applications for the Internet that interface to backend relational databases and messaging systems, GIS experience with ArcGIS, Google Earth, Google Maps, Internet technologies to include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, ASP, .NET, and C#, database design and data analysis.

Education History


  • University of West Florida:
    B.A. in Mathematics and Statistics, 1970

Bio Summary

Dr. Yunguang Chen completed his Ph.D. in Applied Economics at Oregon State University in 2015, with a focus on environmental policy and natural resource management, economic impact assessment, risk analysis, coastal development and nature disasters. Dr. Chen is a post-doc fellow at Resources for the Future. He is currently using a dynamic general equilibrium model to compare the revenue recycling and tax interaction effects of different US climate mitigation policy designs. He is also incorporating a job-search friction model with the general equilibrium model to investigate how environmental and energy regulations affect real employment.


Dr. Chen was a research associate at Center for the Blue Economy (CBE) between 2014 and 2015. Some of his works with CBE were designing a market-based approach to regulate shoreline protection in California, developing socio-economic index to measure U.S. coastal communities’ vulnerability to climate change, and drafting congressional district report of the U.S. ocean and coastal economies.


Dr. Chen’s past works also involve economic impact assessment and cost-benefit analysis of various state and federal policies such as the Oregon Resilience Plan, the Northwest Forest Plan, and Annual Crop Revenue Election program.


Dr. Chen serves as a Senior Fellow for Center for the Blue Economy.

 

 

 

 

Bio Summary

Rachel Christopherson is the Program Manager for the Center for the Blue Economy. Her responsibilities include tracking CBE finances, planning and executing events, website and communications, and public relations. Rachel joined the CBE staff in June of 2014.

Prior to that, Rachel served for four years as Director of Graduate Admission at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.

Rachel worked at MIIS from 2001-2010 for the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education as Non-Degree Program Coordinator and Dean's Assistant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Education History


  • U.C. Berkeley:
    Anthropology, 1999

Bio Summary

Dr. Brendan P. Kelly is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy (CBE), Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS), and Executive Director of the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH), a U.S. program with a mission to study Arctic change through collaboration with the research community, funding agencies, and other stakeholders.

Dr. Kelly is a marine ecologist with a focus on sea ice environments. He has participated in and led collaborative research in the North Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Baltic Sea, and Antarctica. He has served on numerous national and international science panels and as a science adviser to indigenous organizations in Alaska.

Dr. Kelly received degrees in Biology from the University of California Santa Cruz (B.A.), the University of Alaska Fairbanks (M.S.), and Purdue University (Ph.D.). Dr. Kelly is employed by the International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, as the Executive Director of the Study of Environmental Arctic Change and adviser to the Center for Arctic Policy Studies.

His career in Arctic research and policy includes serving on the faculty and administration of the University of Alaska, as a research scientist with NOAA’s National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Deputy Director of Arctic Sciences at the National Science Foundation, Chief Scientist of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Assistant Director for Polar Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Currently, he serves on the National Academy of Sciences’ Polar Research Board and as a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

The Center for the Blue Economy welcomes Dr. Brendan P. Kelly as CBE Senior Fellow

September, 2015:  The Center for the Blue Economy welcomes Dr. Brendan P. Kelly in his new and dual roles of CBE Senior Fellow and Executive Director of SEARCH: the Study of Environmental Arctic Change.  Although Dr. Kelly is employed by the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, pursuing duties as both SEARCH Executive Director and adviser to the Center for Arctic Policy Studies, he will have a "home base" and added title of CBE Senior Fellow, an arrangement that offers collaborative benefits between the two institutions.   The timing is perfect to have Dr. Kelly available on campus to share his extensive Arctic expertise with the staff, faculty and students of the Middlebury Institute.  The CBE's National Ocean Economic Program is expanding its research on economic activity in the Arctic with an eye to how this activity will impact the already shifting natural environment, and the CBE hopes to launch a course on Arctic economics and policy in the spring.   The Senior Fellow appointment has an added benefit for Dr. Kelly, allowing him to maintain his residence on a boat in the Monterey harbor with a short commute by bicycle to his CBE office.  We welcome Dr. Kelly to the vibrant Middlebury Institute community and look forward to collaborating with him in the year ahead.  

 More about SEARCH

SEARCH is a U.S. program with a mission to provide a foundation of Arctic change science through collaboration with the research community, funding agencies, and other stakeholders.   SEARCH activities are supported by a collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation Division of Polar Programs, the International Arctic Research Center, and the Arctic Research Consortium of the US.  As SEARCH Executive Director, Dr. Kelly will work with the SEARCH Science Steering Committee, part of the collaborative structure of the SEARCH program, to provide leadership and strategic direction and to forge strong cooperative relationships between academia, agencies, and stakeholders.

“Dr. Kelly has long been at the heart of U.S. efforts to strengthen the role of science in understanding and responding to Arctic change,” says Uma Bhatt, former chair of the Science Steering Committee. “His vision, research experience and well-established stakeholder relationships have distinguished him as an important leader for the Arctic research community. We are so pleased that he has agreed to continue his Arctic leadership service as the new Executive Director of SEARCH, " she relates in a recent press release announcing his appointment. 

“I am excited to be returning to the important work of Arctic research and policy,” Dr. Kelly said. “SEARCH continues to provide remarkable leadership in bringing the best science to bear on critical issues in the rapidly changing Arctic. It will be an honor to serve the many scientists contributing to SEARCH's work.”

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Courses Taught

The Changing Arctic: Ecosystems, Economy, and Geopolitics

Expertise


  • Sea ice ecosystems
  • Behavior and ecology of marine mammals
  • Adaptations of marine mammals to sea ice environments

Education History


  • University of California Santa Cruz
    B.A. in Biology1975
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
    M.S. in Biology1979
  • Purdue University
    Ph.D. in Biology1996

Bio Summary

The Center for the Blue Economy welcomes Senior Fellow, Dr. Juliano Calil.

Bio Summary

Dr. Juliano Calil has almost 20 years of experience designing and implementing complex decisions support systems, across multiple industries and subject areas, including: Coastal Vulnerability Assessment and Coastal Adaptation plans, Flood Insurance (NFIP), Census and Demographic Data, Cost Benefit Analysis, and Finance. Juliano has extensive project management experience, having successfully planned and executed various projects at various Fortune 500 corporations (all on time and under budget). Recently, Juliano developed an original approach to identify coastal areas with potential to meet multiple objectives including Flood Risk Reduction, Natural Habitat Conservation, and Social Vulnerability Remediation. He has also employed a combination of machine learning techniques and a spatial index to assess coastal risks in a comparative scale.  In recent years, Juliano has supported multiple studies focused on coastal vulnerability assessment and adaptation in California, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. Juliano Received his Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2017, with a thesis entitled “Multidisciplinary Approaches to Coastal Adaptation”. He received his Masters of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012.


Detailed Bio

Juliano’s primary interests revolve around the need to improve the connections between science and policy in the context of adaptation to the impacts of climate change. Juliano is interested in applying the latest tools and techniques to assess coastal risks and inform adaptation initiatives at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Juliano received his Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2017, with a thesis entitled “Multidisciplinary Approaches to Coastal Adaptation”, and a Masters of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012.


Juliano has almost 20 years of experience designing and implementing complex decisions support systems, across multiple industries and subject areas including: Coastal Vulnerability Assessment and Coastal Adaptation plans, Flood Insurance, Census and Demographic Data, Cost Benefit Analysis, and Finance. Juliano has extensive project management experience, having successfully planned and executed several projects (all on time and under budget) at various Fortune 500 corporations including Northrop Grumman, Gillette, and Compaq (HP).


Recently, Juliano developed a method to identify coastal areas with potential to meet multiple objectives including Flood Risk Reduction, Natural Habitat Conservation, and Social Vulnerability Remediation. In a concurrent project, he employed a combination of machine learning techniques and a spatial index to assess coastal risks in a comparative scale. His novel approach has multiple benefits including the identification of hotspots and key drivers of coastal risk, and the ability to process large-volume multidimensional and multivariate datasets, effectively reducing several variables (related to coastal hazards, geographic exposure, and socioeconomic vulnerability) into a single risk index.


Juliano was the senior scientist responsible for incorporating Social Vulnerability in the Climate Adaptation Plan for the City of Santa Cruz, CA.  In 2016, he was the senior scientist for the ‘City of Imperial Beach, Sea Level Rise Assessment’, where he evaluated the vulnerability of various coastal sectors, including: waste-water and storm-water systems, hazardous materials, schools and hospitals, and roads. He also, co-developed a model to estimate shoreline response to adaptation measures in Imperial Beach, including:  armoring, managed retreat, beach nourishment, and sand dunes restoration.


Since 2011, Juliano has supported The Nature Conservancy in various initiatives, including: a study of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program, with a focus on the Repetitive Loss Properties problem, where he developed a multi-criteria spatial model to identify areas where coastal floods intersect with natural habitats in California; the application of the Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA) methodology to evaluate how cost-effective different climate adaptation alternatives may be at the Gulf Coast of the United States; and the 2016 ‘Economic Impacts of Climate Adaptation Strategies for Southern Monterey Bay’, where he co-developed a Beach Ecology Index.


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Education History


  • University of California, Santa Cruz;
    Ph.D. Ocean Sciences and Coastal Adaptation; 2017
  • University of California at Santa Barbara, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management;
    Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM); 2012
  • Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado – São Paulo, Brazil
    Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)1997

Bio Summary

Mike Orbach is Professor Emeritus of Marine Affairs and Policy in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.  He has worked as Social Anthropologist and Social Science Advisor with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Associate Director of the Center for Coastal Marine Studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz; and Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at East Carolina University.  He joined the Duke Marine Laboratory in 1993, and was Director of the Marine Laboratory from 1998 to 2006 and Director of the Coastal Environmental Management Program from 1993 to 2014. 

Mike has performed research and has been involved in coastal and marine policy on all coasts of the U.S. and in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Europe, Alaska and the Pacific, and has published widely on social science and policy in coastal and marine environments.  He was a formal advisor to both the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Ocean Commission, has served on the Ocean Studies Board -- and is a National Associate -- of the National Research Council, and has held numerous other appointments to Boards and Commissions both public and private including President of the Coastal Society; President of the Southern Association of Marine Laboratories; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Surfrider Foundation; member of the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission; and Chair of the North Carolina Marine Science Council (both Governor’s appointments).  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Sea Grant College Program, the Ocean Conservancy, and is a member of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Science and Engineering Board that is overseeing the development of the 2017 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan.  Since 2005 he has been involved with the Ecological Institute of Berlin in a comparison of policy responses to sea level rise in the U.S. and Northern Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Education History


  • University of California, San Diego:
    Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, 1975
  • University of California, San Diego:
    M.A., Cultural Anthropology, 1973
  • University of California, Irvine
    B.A., Economics, 1969

Publications


  • See CV for full list

Bio Summary

Mark J. Spalding has been the President of The Ocean Foundation since its founding more than 10 years ago.  Under his leadership, it has grown exponentially from a $200,000 to $6 million/year budget, and he has prioritized its focus on steering the human relationship with the sea to a brighter future through diverse, carefully chosen strategies and projects.

As of 2014, Mark has served as Senior Fellow for the Center for the Blue Economy, helping to shape our fundraising and outreach efforts.

Mark drove the design and establishment of the Alaska Oceans Program, the Shipping Safety Partnership, the Loreto Bay Foundation and the St. Kitts Foundation.  Mark is the advisor to the Rockefeller Ocean Strategy (an unprecedented ocean-centric investment fund), and designed the first-ever blue carbon offset program, SeaGrass Grow!

Mark was recently appointed by the UN to its Pool of Experts for the UN World Ocean Assessment. From 1994 to 2003, Mark was the Director of the Environmental Law and Civil Society Program, and Editor of the Journal of Environment and Development, at UCSD’s Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies (IR/PS).

In addition to lecturing at IR/PS, Mark has taught at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD's Muir College, UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy, and University of San Diego's School of Law.  He was a research fellow at UCSD's Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, a Sustainability Institute – Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow and a SeaWeb Senior Fellow. 

 

 

 

 

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Education History


  • Claremont McKenna College:
    B.A. in History with Honors
  • Loyola Law School:
    J.D.
  • University of California at San Diego, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies:
    Master's in Pacific International Affairs (MPIA)
  • British School of Motor Racing:
    Graduate

Bio Summary

Dr. Philip King received his Ph.D. from Cornell in 1987.  His specialty is in Applied Microeconomics and Environmental Economies.  He is an Associate Professor in Economics at San Francisco State University and was chair from 2002-2005.  His main research involves the economics of coastal resources and sea level rise.  He has published numerous papers on the economics of seal level rise in California and on the benefits and costs of various SLR policies.

Dr. King serves as both a Center for the Blue Economy Senior Fellow, and as a member of the CBE's Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics Editorial Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tracy Rouleau is the President and Founder of TBD Economics, LLC (TBDE2).  TBDE2 is a boutique economics firm focusing on providing clear, high-quality, and understandable economic expertise and advice to government, private and non-profit firms.  Previously she was NOAA’s Deputy Chief Economist in the Office of Performance, Risk and Social Science, which is the nexus for coordinating, empowering, and catalyzing the integration of the Social, Behavioral and Economic sciences across NOAA. Her interests center on the integration of ecosystem services into management and policy; understanding the value of observations, data, and information; and working with businesses to integrate concepts of Natural Capital into their planning and operations.

She has served on or advised committees and subcommittees for the Council for Environmental Quality, Office of Science and Technology Policy, National Ocean Council, The Nature Conservancy, and other interagency bodies.  Tracy chaired NOAA’s Social Science Committee, and Ecosystem Services team, and won awards for work in the Arctic, the Gulf of Mexico and on NOAA’s Social Science Needs Assessment.  

Tracy has also worked as a Sr. Advisor to the Director of the National Weather Service, as NOAA’s Sr. Policy Advisor for the National Ocean Policy, and on issues including hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico and Climate Ready Estuaries in EPA’s Office of Water. In Silicon Valley, she co-founded Steelwedge, a forecasting software firm that developed an innovative process for Sales and Operation Planning and Performance Management.

The Center for the Blue Economy welcomes Tracy Rouleau to the team in her dual roles as Senior Fellow and Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics.  

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Expertise


  • Environmental and natural resource economics, ocean and coastal economies, ocean and coastal policy, translation of economic theory and results to policy makers, risk communication, water quality and nutrient pollution, strategic planning and evaluation.

Recent Research


  • Integration of ecosystem services into management and policy, value of information studies.

Education History


  • San Jose State University
    M.S. Environmental Studies: 1997
  • University of new Hampshire
    B.S. Wildlife Management: 1992
  • University of Delaware
    Marine Policy: ABD - PhD Candidate

Publications


Bio Summary

Dr. Wallace "J." Nichols is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author, sought after lecturer, and fun-loving Dad. He also likes turtles (a lot).

His experiences as a field research scientist, government consultant, founder and director of numerous businesses and nonprofit organizations, teacher, mentor, parent, and advisor all support his quest to build a stronger and more diverse blue movement.

He has authored more than 200 scientific papers, technical reports, book chapters, and popular publications; lectured in more than 30 countries; and appeared in hundreds of print, film, radio, and television media outlets including NPR, BBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Time, Newsweek, GQ, Outside Magazine, Elle, Vogue, Fast Company, Surfer Magazine, Scientific American, and New Scientist, among others.

His research interests span ocean and aquatic ecosystems, migratory species, marine protected areas, fisheries management, and plastic pollution with special emphasis on building new action networks and developing novel interdisciplanary solutions, sometimes involving so-called enemies. He takes a slow, collaborative approach with leaders in businesses, government, non-profits, and academia to inspire a deeper connection with nature and inventive approaches to pressing issues ranging from supplies of fresh water to improved hospice care for our aging population.

His current focus is on what he refers to as Blue Mind, a powerful new universal story of water. In this story society accurately describes all of the physical, ecological, economic, cognitive, emotional, psychological, and social benefits of healthy oceans and waterways. By connecting neuroscientists and psychologists with aquatic experts and artists to ask and answer exciting new questions his work is transforming many sectors, including: health and well-being; education and parenting; arts, architecture and design; real estate and urban planning; travel and leisure; and sports and recreation.

His book Blue Mind, published in summer 2014 by Little, Brown & Company, quickly became a national bestseller and has been translated to numerous languages and inspired a wave of media and practical application.

J. knows that inspiration comes sometimes through adventures, or simply by walking and talking. Other times through writing, images, and art. Science and knowledge can also stoke our fires. But he also knows that what really moves people is feeling part of and touching something bigger than ourselves. At every turn he encourages people to disconnect from the grid and reconnect with themselves, those they love, and the special places they care about.

His research, expeditions, and work as a guide have taken him to coasts and waterways across North, Central and South America, to Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe where he continually finds that the emotional connection to waters of all kinds—rather than force or financial gain—is what keeps his colleagues and collaborators working hard to understand and restore our blue planet.

J. is currently a Research Associate at California Academy of Sciences and co-founder of Ocean Revolution, an international network of young ocean advocates, SEEtheWILD, a conservation travel network, Grupo Tortuguero, an international sea turtle conservation network, and The Blue Mind Fund a global campaign to reconnect people to water.

He advises a motivated group of international graduate students and serves as an advisor to numerous non-profit boards and committees as part of his commitment to building a stronger, more progressive and connected environmental community.

J. lives with his partner Dana, two daughters and some cats, dogs and chickens on California's SLOWCOAST, a rural stretch of coastal mountains where organic strawberries rule, mountain lions roam and their motto is "In Slow We Trust". The Nichols chose to settle down in this area after trekking the entire 1,800 kilometer coast from Oregon to Mexico. "We liked it here", Nichols said.



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Education History


  • DePauw University;
    B.A. in Biology and Spanish
  • Duke University;
    M.E.M. in Natural Resource Economics and Policy
  • University of Arizona;
    Ph.D.in Wildlife Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Publications


Lyuba Zarsky
Jeff Langholz
Kristina Maria Gjerde
Fernando DePaolis
Monica Galligan
Patrick Cotter
Daniella Russo

Bio Summary

Lyuba Zarsky is a Professor with a joint appointment with the International Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the International Environmental Policy (IEP) programs in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management. She leads the Business, Sustainability and Development track in the IEP program and coordinates the Joint MBA-International Environmental Policy program which trains students to be leaders in business sustainability initiatives. Her courses on Business, Sustainability and Society and Business Models for Sustainable Development provide cutting edge knowledge and skills for students seeking to harness market forces to address critical global problems such as climate change, poverty, and sustainable livelihoods.

Professor Zarsky is spearheading research on innovative approaches to private sector finance for climate resilient coastal infrastructure for the Center for the Blue Economy. She is also researching the costs and benefits of coal mining and port expansion near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage site.

Professor Zarsky has a PhD in Economics and has a distinguished record of professional experience and publication in the fields of sustainable development and business and sustainability.

She was Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability (1992-2001) and staff economist on the Commission for the Future for the Government of Australia (1989-1991). Since 1991, she has consulted to numerous international and national organizations, including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Program, and the Government of Australia and Environment Institute at Tufts University in Boston (2002-present).

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Expertise


  • Sustainable development, business and sustainability, foreign direct investment and the environment, collaborative governance, development economics, global environmental governance.

Recent Research


  • Sustainable coastal management, sustainable development in the mining sector.

Education History


  • University of Massachusetts:
    Ph.D. in Economics, 2006
  • New School for Social Research, New York:
    M.A. in Economics, 1986
  • University Without Walls, Berkeley, CA:
    B.A. in Social Psychology, 1975

Publications


Bio Summary

Jeff Langholz is a Professor teaching in the International Environmental Policy program. A popular international speaker and trainer, Dr. Langholz is a past recipient of the campus Excellence in Teaching Award. He teaches a wide portfolio of courses at the Monterey Institute focusing on protected natural areas, environmental science, environmental conflict management, research methods, sustainable agriculture, conservation leadership, business & biodiversity, and project design & evaluation. In 2013, Stanford University hired Dr. Langholz as a Visiting Associate Professor to design and deliver a new course called the Ocean Leadership Practicum. Delivered at the Monterey Institute and open to students from MIIS, Stanford, and other area campuses, the course delivered critical leadership skills that the world's most successful ocean champions indicated are most critical to their success.

Before entering academia, Dr. Langholz worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C., where he spent five years designing and implementing environmental policy. Dr. Langholz's background also includes working as a fisheries technician in Prince William Sound, Alaska and a two-year assignment with the U.S. Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa.Dr. Langholz's conservation and sustainability work been covered by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Economist, and other media outlets.

“I am passionate about research and teaching that makes a difference and focuses on the ‘real world’ rather than the ‘ivory tower’,” says Professor Langholz.

Dr. Langholz's 2013 Ocean Leadership Practicum course was a big success. Graduate students from the Monterey Institute, Stanford, U. of California, and other area campuses mastered ten leadership skills that successful practitioners indicated were most critical to their success (see Publications). Participant skills improved an average of 558% across the ten topics. 58% of participants rated the Ocean Leadership Practicum "one of the best courses I have ever taken." Another 38% rated it "the single best course I have ever taken." The remaining 4% rated it "above average."

What do the most successful ocean champions have in common? Which skills are most critical to their success?  With co-author Adina Abeles from Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions, Dr. Langholz published a peer reviewed journal article documenting what it takes to succeed "on a sweeping scale, in a short time frame, and with limited resources" (see Publications).

What does it take to prevent or resolve conflicts over fisheries, forests, wildlife, water, and other natural resources? Dr. Langholz and six students published a landmark 2013 journal article documenting "best practices" based on more than 120 such conflicts worldwide (see Publications).

“What excites me about being a professor at MIIS is that our students and faculty are on fire! People here want to build a better world, and have the skills and knowledge to make it happen.”

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Expertise


  • Biodiversity conservation, environmental conflict management, international environmental policy, protected natural areas, research methods, project design, program evaluation, social entrepreneurship, adaptive management, conservation leadership, sustainable development.

Recent Research


  • Dr. Langholz’s research focuses sustainable use of natural resources worldwide. How can we use fisheries, forests, wildlife, water, and other natural resources in ways that guarantee their long term survival while also being good for people and profits? He is a recognized authority on the growing role that private lands play in accomplishing the triple goals of biodiversity conservation, economic development, and social justice. A past member of the World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN), much of Dr. Langholz's work takes place in and around parks of varying kinds. He was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University for the 2005-2006 academic year, researching best practices for combining conservation and development on private lands in southern Africa.

Education History


  • Cornell University:
    Ph.D. in Natural Resource Policy and Management
  • University of Maryland:
    M.S. in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology
  • Dana College:
    B.A. in History

Bio Summary

Kristina Gjerde served as an Adjunct Professor for the International Enviornmental Policy program and is presently Senior High Seas Advisor to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Global Marine and Polar Programme (www.IUCN.org/marine/). At IUCN she fosters international efforts to improve the conservation and management of the high seas and deep seabed beyond national jurisdiction. She serves as an advisor to governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations and publishes widely on fisheries, shipping, law of the sea and marine conservation.

Kristina initially specialized in admiralty law at the New York City law firm of Lord, Day & Lord. She later served as a research fellow at the Marine Policy Center of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and research fellow/guest lecturer at the University of Hull Law School (UK), and represented WWF at the International Maritime Organization in London. In 2003, she was awarded a three-year Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation (www.pewenvironment.org/research-programs/marine-fellows/) to support her work on high seas governance.

“I am passionate about applying law, science, technology and economics to find a new balance in how we manage the global ocean commons,” says Professor Gjerde.  Professor Gjerde helped to trigger the transformation of high seas Marine Protected Areas from a controversial concept to a practical tool. Since establishing a network of policy, scientific, management and legal experts through the IUCN and its World Commission on Protected Areas in 2003, eight high seas MPAs have been established: seven in the North-East Atlantic, one in the Southern Ocean, and more are under development.

“What excites me about being a professor at MIIS is the opportunity to teach the next generation of ocean leaders based on my twenty+ years of experience as a lawyer and an ocean advocate. I am attracted by the inter-disciplinary nature of the programs and the international outlook of the faculty and student body,” says Professor Gjerde.

 

 

 

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Expertise


  • International marine environmental law and policy, law of the sea and high seas governance; Marine science and policy, ecosystem-based management; marine protected areas; sustainable fisheries management; shipping; ocean geo-engineering; environmental impact assessments; marine migratory species conservation.

Education History


  • New York University School of Law:
    J.D., 1984
  • U.C. Los Angeles:
    B.A. in History (summa cum laude), 1981

Publications


Courses Taught


IEPG 8652A
International Marine Law
IEPG
High Seas Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
IEPG
Deep Seabed Mining

Bio Summary

Fernando DePaolis is Associate Professor for the International Environmental Policy program teaching Data Analysis, Development Economics, and other advanced quantitative policy analysis courses. He is also a Research Fellow with the Naval Postgraduate School’s CORE Lab, and with UCLA’s North American Integration and Development Center. He has been the Regional Economist with the Denver Regional Council of Governments, and a consultant for cities, counties, international organizations, and several non-governmental organizations. Professor De Paolis develops research and teaches courses on the problems and solutions at the interface between large bodies of water (oceans and lakes) and urban agglomerations for the Center for the Blue Economy.

“I am passionate about finding alternative points of view that could solve the world’s biggest problems. In my case, this is done by combining critical thinking with the most sophisticated computer analysis and visualization techniques,” says Professor DePaolis.

“I love being a professor at MIIS because our students challenge me to be connected to the real world of practice and to maintain the highest professional standards. In the end this helps all of us, as we form a dynamic learning community that aims at producing highly effective professionals.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Expertise


  • Economic Development
  • Regional Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Spatial Statistics

Recent Research


  • Developing a Network Analysis approach to understand Input-Output models, modeling local fiscal impact of development subsidies, contribution of agricultural clusters to the local economy in California.

Education History


  • National University of San Juan, Argentina:
    Advanced Diploma in Architecture, 1986
  • University of Kansas:
    M.A. in Urban Planning and International Development, 1995
  • U.C. Los Angeles:
    Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Regional Economics, 2000

Publications


  • The Washington Consensus: A Post Mortem
    Seiji Naya’s festschrift Forthcoming University of Hawaii Press
  • NAFTA and the Broader Impacts of Trade Agreements on Industrial Development: When ‘Second-Order Effects’ Dominate (with Robert McCleery)
    Plummer, M. (editor) Empirical Methods in International Trade: Essays in Honor of Mordechai (Max) Keinin.2005
  • Bangladesh: Searching for a Workable Development Path
    Journal of East Asian Studies, No 3, December 2004:1-202004
  • A New Frontier in 21st Century America
    A book review of Terra Incognita by Bowman, A. and Pagano, M. Public Organization Review 4 December 2004.2004
  • Trade and the Location of Industries in the OECD and the European Union.
    Journal of Economic Geography 2, (with Michael Storper and Yun-Chung Chen).2002

Bio Summary

Monica Galligan is an Adjunct Professor in the International Environmental Policy program teaching GIS skills. She is also a lecturer at California State University at Monterey Bay, lecturing in Environmental Policy and Economics. Her work bridges science and policy, examining interactions among natural and economic systems.

Monica has a Master of Science degree in Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy from California State University Monterey Bay. She resides in Monterey with her family.

 

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Expertise


  • Socioeconomics of marine fisheries

Education History


  • California State University, Monterey Bay:
    M.S.in Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy

Bio Summary

Patrick Cotter is an Adjunct Professor in the MIIS International Environmental Policy program.   He has more than 31 years of experience as an environmental scientist and international affairs specialist in managing domestic and international ocean programs for the United States Government. He has managed technical groups to support protection of coastal watersheds, reduction of coastal and marine pollution, implementation of large controversial port dredging projects, and protection of living marine resources. Mr. Cotter has also worked with senior governmental officials to develop sound environmental policies on global maritime issues, regional pollution prevention programs, and national ocean programs.

 "I am excited about the opportunity to inform MIIS students about global and regional activities being taken by the United States and fellow Contracting Parties to international treaties to prevent, reduce, and control marine pollution from land and marine sources. I am honored to be an assistant principle investigator with Dr. Lyuba Zarsky to establish the Clean Blue Ocean Leadership Initiative (CBOLI), in coordination with Dr. Jason Scorse. Through CBOLI, we will convene a mock delegation of MIIS students as observers to attend Conferences of the Parties working on international treaties. This real-life experience will show MIIS students how nations develop sustainable solutions to environmental issues. Students participating in the delegation will have first-hand knowledge of what might be expected of them as professionals working on the development of international environmental policies. I look forward to working with CBE professors, staff, and students to make CBOLI a continuing program at MIIS."

Recently, Mr. Cotter worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of International and Tribal Affairs in Washington, DC. He represented EPA’s interests on the U.S. delegations to the London Convention/London Protocol on ocean dumping, the Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment in the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena Convention), and other marine pollution treaties under the jurisdiction of the UN’s International Maritime Organization.

"I am passionate about employing collaborative teamwork and respectful diplomacy, supported by the best scientific information, to protect human health, sensitive coastal ecosystems, and significant ocean resources from the impacts of land-based and marine-based pollution."

Non-academic Interests

Mr. Cotter has been a recreational scuba instructor, research diver, and underwater photographer since 1975, with diving experience in California, the Caribbean Sea, Florida, Hawaii, and Texas. He and his wife, Mary Jane, moved back to Pacific Grove, CA in 2013.

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Education History


  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada:
    Master of Science, Oceanography, 1984
  • University of Texas, Austin, TX:
    Bachelor of Science, Biology - Marine Option, 1976

Publications


  • Commission for Environmental Cooperation. 2003. Strategic Plan for North American Cooperation in the Conservation of Biodiversity
  • International Maritime Organization. 2014. The London Protocol: What It Is and How to Implement It

Courses Taught


IEPG8633
Managing International Marine Pollution

Bio Summary

Daniella Dimitrova Russo is the CEO and Founder of Think Beyond Plastic tm, an innovation accelerator with focus on plastic pollution. Daniella Russo believes that intractable global challenges can be addressed by harnessing the forces of innovation and entrepreneurship, and the power of the markets to do good. Since 2009, she has led the development of an innovation ecosystem to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on the environment and public health, with special focus on ocean plastic. Daniella Russo is a serial entrepreneur: Her experience includes executive management of businesses from start-up phase through an IPO, as well as within Fortune-500 companies such as Frame Technology, Infoseek, Sun Microsystems, and Xerox PARC. Daniella Russo is a member of the Founders Board of Advisors at StartX Standford Student Startup Accelerator.   She is an Adjunct Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in the Graduate Program in International Policy and Management. She teaches courses in entrepreneurship and solutions to waste management.  Daniella Russo co-founded and led Plastic Pollution Coalition to become world's largest NGO dedicated uniquely to ending plastic pollution. She serves on the Board of numerous NGOs and Businesses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isao Sakaguchi
Stephen Hynes
Xiaoli Zhang
Ellen Song
Lili Ding
Hee Jung Choi
Kwang Seo Park
Jing Guo
Rui Zhao

Bio Summary

Dr. Isao Sakaguchi is joining the Center for the Blue Economy as a Visiting Scholar starting in September of 2016.   He is former Chair of the Department of Political Studies and Professor of International Relations with the Faculty of Law at Gakushuin University in Tokyo, Japan.   Dr. Sakaguchi will be researching issues of seafood traceability in the course of his 18 month appointment with the CBE.  The primary research agenda is “Exploration of Effective Growth of Private Seafood Sustainability Certification Schemes.” Dr. Sakaguchi will analyze the conditions of effective growth of certification schemes through comparative case studies of fisheries and aquaculture schemes as a part of a larger joint-research project led by myself which includes certification schemes of forestry (FSC, PEFC, etc.), and biofuels (RSPO, ISCC, etc.) as well. In the end, this study will provide a rich policy guidance for those who govern, sponsor and promote seafood certification schemes by providing know-how to set stringency, engage in meta-governance efforts, and to adjust them to changing circumstances.

We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Sakaguchi and his family to Monterey!

Link to:  Dr. Sakaguchi's Research Proposal

Link to:  Dr. Sakaguchi's CV

Link to:  Dr. Sakaguchi's Gakushuin University Profile (in Japanese)

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Dr. Stephen Hynes joined the National University of Ireland, Galway in June of 2009 as a Senior Researcher in the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit, and he is now also Head of that unit. He has a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics from Stirling University, Scotland.  Dr. Hynes Principle Investigator on a project entitled “Economic & Social Research related to the Development of the Dynamics of the Marine Sector in Ireland”. This project is funded by the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food under the Beaufort Award.  Dr. Hynes has a strong background in applied environmental/natural resource economic research and extensive work experience in econometric modelling. Dr. Hynes has previously worked as an environmental economist in the Rural Economy Research Centre, Teagasc and as a lecturer in Economics in the Department of Economics NUI Galway. Stephen’s main research interest is in microeconomic behaviour analysis, related to natural resource/environmental and rural development policy and his work has been published by a number of the top- ranked journals in the fields of environmental and natural resource economics. 

Dr. Hynes served as a CBE Visiting Scholar in 2012-2013. While at the CBE, Dr. Hynes completed "Valuing improvements to coastal waters using choice experiments: an application to revisions of the EU Bathing Waters Directive" with his co-authors Dugald Tinch and Nick Hanley. 

He participated in the Center for the Blue Economy sponsored Oceans in National Income Accounts Symposium, and recently published an article "The Role of Economics in Ecosystem Based Management: The Case of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive; First Lessons Learnt and Way Forward."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Xiaoli Zhang earned her master’s degree in mathematics from Xinjiang University in 1995 and a PhD in econometrics from South West Traffic University in 2007.  She is a Professor and Vice-Director of the Center for Ocean Economy at Shanghai Ocean University as well as part-time Professor of the Center for Ocean Economy of Guangdong Ocean University. A part-time Researcher at the Research Center for Ocean development of China, her main area of research interests are  econometrics, environmental economics, industrial economics, and ocean economics. 

Xiaoli Zhang was a visiting scholar at the Center for the Blue Economy during the 2013-2014 academic years.  While at the CBE, she created a working paper (now published) entitled: Literature Review of Assessment of Economic Loss from Water Pollution. With a view toward quantity and structure, this article analyzes comprehensively the literature from both China and abroad related to assessment methods of economic loss from water pollution.  She also recently published an article "Assessing the Economic Costs of Water Pollution in the Yangtze River, China," in the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics, an online journal hosted by the Center for the Blue Economy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weiling (Ellen) Song is an Associate Research Fellow at the National Marine Data and Information Service, State Oceanic Administration, China, working on Marine Economic Statistics, Marine Economic Accounting, and Marine Economic Econometrics.   She has a master's degree in Econometrics from Ocean University of China.   She has taken part in the compiling of  National Marine Economic Statistic Bulletin, China Marine Statistical Yearbook. She also published the book The Theory, Methodology and Practice of the Analysis and Assessment of Marine Economy as third author, and issued more than 20 articles on her area, including "From behind the Great Wall: The development of statistics on the marine economy in China," in Marine Policy in 2013.

Ellen joined us for the Oceans in National Income Symposium, and stayed on for four additional months working on a study to formulate a comprehensive methodology and model to describe ocean economic performance, and refining a predictive model for the development of ocean economy in a given region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Education History


  • Ocean’s University of China, Qingdao, China
    M.S. in Econometrics2008
  • Ocean’s University of China, Qingdao, China
    B.S. in Mathematics2005

Bio Summary

Dr. Lili Ding is from Shandong University of Science and Technology, where she teaches game theory, procurement management, and supply chain management. While at the CBE, she conducted research on incorporating the marine economy and environmental protection into the coastal permit and auction process in China. 

In many countries, if the developers want coastal spaces for commercial use, they have to apply for a coastal permit through the government or regional council. In this process there are two participants:  the government and the developer. From the government’s view, it needs an efficient and transparent market to allocate development rights via coastal permits. In China, there are two common ways permitted are granted:  bargaining and auctioning. Auctions are good for coastal resource utilization and good for productivity, however, the issuing of coastal permits via auction is not done frequently, which is different from food, merchandise and so on. When developers exploit the coastal space, some activities may destroy marine environment.  Thus, Dr. Ding plans to build a hybrid auction framework that incorporates both coastal permits and a sustainable marine ecosystem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Expertise


  • Game Theory, Auction Theory, Marine Economics

Recent Research


  • Coastal permit auction systems, marine economics, marine ecosystem and development theory.

Education History


  • Xi'an Jiaotong University:
    Doctor in Management Science and Engineering, 2007
  • Ocean University of China:
    Master in Finance, 2004
  • Northeast University:
    Bachelor in Economics and International Trade, 2001

Publications


  • Economic Science Press
    Ding LL, Kang WL, Guo Y. “ Theories, models and applications about online auction”2014
  • Ocean Press
    He G S, Ding LL, Song WL. “Theories, methods and applications about marine economy”2014
  • Chinese Journal of Technology Forum
    Ding L L, Zhu L, He G S. Research on measurement and influencing factors of green total factor productivity of marine economy in China2015
  • Chinese Journal of Management Science
    Ding L L, Xu Y F, Liu X M. On-line auction strategies on the internet based on risk preference2014
  • The 10th International Conference on Algorithmic Aspects of Information and Management
    Ding L L, Wang X L, Kang W L. An auction-bargaining model for initial emission permits2014

Bio Summary

Hee Jung Choi is Senior Researcher, Marine Policy Research Division, Marine Environment & Climate Change Research Department, at the Korea Maritime Institute.   Hee Jung studies integrated coastal management and marine spatial planning.

While serving as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Blue Economy in the 2013-2014 academic year, Ms. Choi authored a working paper entitled: Review Tools for Ecosystem-Based Marine Spatial Planning. In this paper, the concept of Ecosystem-Based Marine Spatial Planning (EB-MSP) is introduced and tools for effective implementation of EB-MSP in South Korea are examined.

Ms. Hee Jung Choi and her husband Dr. Kwang Seo Park were both delegates representing the Korea Maritime Institute at the Center for the Blue Economy first annual, “Oceans in National Income Accounts Symposium: Seeking Consensus on Definitions and Standards,” on October 25-29, 2015 at the Asilomar Conference grounds. Twenty-six representatives from ten nations (US, China, Korea, Canada, Ireland, Spain, Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia and France) joined in what was a truly unprecedented discussion on the definition and measurement of the ocean economy and the blue economy within national income accounting frameworks.

The Center for the Blue Economy’s relationship with the Korea Maritime Institute began when Dr. Park and Ms. Choi, joined as Visiting Scholars in 2013-2014. Dr. Park’s research culminated in a working paper entitled: “A Study on Rebuilding the Classification System of the Ocean Economy,” which aimed to provide concrete practical proposals for the definition, classification standard, and scope of the ocean economy across the international community. It was from this scholarship exchange, in addition to the leadership of Dr. Judith Kildow, Director of the National Ocean Economics Program, that the vision of a gathering that could lead to international consensus and create a uniform and standardized set of measurements for the ocean and coastal economies around the world took shape. The hope is to one day estimate a Global Ocean Product that demonstrates the value and importance of the oceans to the entire world economy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kwang Seo Park is Director, Polar and Future Policy Research Department at the Korea Maritime Institute.  Kwang Seo is interested in measuring trends in the ocean economy in Korea, including production and employment.

Dr. Park and his wife Ms. Hee Jung Choi were both delegates representing the Korea Maritime Institute at the Center for the Blue Economy first annual, “Oceans in National Income Accounts Symposium: Seeking Consensus on Definitions and Standards,” on October 25-29, 2015 at the Asilomar Conference grounds. Twenty-six representatives from ten nations (US, China, Korea, Canada, Ireland, Spain, Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia and France) joined in what was a truly unprecedented discussion on the definition and measurement of the ocean economy and the blue economy within national income accounting frameworks.

The Center for the Blue Economy’s relationship with the Korea Maritime Institute began when Dr. Kwang Seo Park and Ms. Hee Jung Choi, joined as Visiting Scholars in 2013-2014. Dr. Park’s research culminated in a working paper entitled: “A Study on Rebuilding the Classification System of the Ocean Economy,” which aimed to provide concrete practical proposals for the definition, classification standard, and scope of the ocean economy across the international community. It was from this scholarship exchange, in addition to the leadership of Dr. Judith Kildow, Director of the National Ocean Economics Program, that the vision of a gathering that could lead to international consensus and create a uniform and standardized set of measurements for the ocean and coastal economies around the world took shape. The hope is to one day estimate a Global Ocean Product that demonstrates the value and importance of the oceans to the entire world economy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jing Guo is a PhD student majoring in Ocean Resources Management at the Ocean University of China. Her research interests include non-market valuation of coastal resources.

While at the Center for the Blue Economy in 2012-2013, Jing served as Visiting Scholar and conducted research on US estuaries and their use of non-market valuation information and presented to MIIS students and faculty her findings: The gap between science and policy: assessing the use of non-market valuation studies in estuarine management.

Jing applied techniques developed at the National Ocean Economics Program to develop a non-market valuation system for coastal ecosystem services in Shandong, China; she prepared a paper that she presented in Shandong in October 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rui Zhao is an Associate Research Fellow at the National Marine Data and Information Service of China's State Oceanic Administration. Rui's research interests include Ocean economy accounting, statistics and analysis. While at the Center for the Blue Economy as a Visiting Scholar in 2012-2013, Rui reviewed and compared methods of ocean accounting from around the world.

Rui was a delegate representing the National Marine Data and Information Service at the Center for the Blue Economy first annual, “Oceans in National Income Accounts Symposium: Seeking Consensus on Definitions and Standards,” on October 25-29, 2015 at the Asilomar Conference grounds. Twenty-six representatives from ten nations (US, China, Korea, Canada, Ireland, Spain, Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia and France) joined in what was a truly unprecedented discussion on the definition and measurement of the ocean economy and the blue economy within national income accounting frameworks.

Inspiration for the symposium came in part from an influential working paper Rui produced “The Role of Ocean Industry in the Chinese National Economy: an Input/Output Analysis.  It was from this scholarship exchange, in addition to the leadership of Dr. Judith Kildow, Director of the National Ocean Economics Program, that the vision of a gathering that could lead to international consensus and create a uniform and standardized set of measurements for the ocean and coastal economies around the world took shape. The hope is to one day estimate a Global Ocean Product that demonstrates the value and importance of the oceans to the entire world economy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeffery Adkins
Tracy Rouleau
Alistair McIlgorm
David Terkla
Karyn Morrissey
Philip King
Linwood Pendleton
Régis Kalaydjian
Craig Landry
Hauke Kite-Powell
Stephen Hynes
Rex Caffey
Xiaoli Zhang

Bio Summary

Jeff is the lead economist for NOAA’s Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW) data that provide time-series data for six economic sectors that depend on the oceans and Great Lakes. He is also leading efforts to assess the value of NOAA’s products and services and to improve the accuracy and consistency of their disaster loss estimates. Jeff is employed by I.M. Systems Group. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from Marshall University and a Master’s of Science degree in Economic Geography from Southern Illinois University.

For the past 35+ years, Jeff Adkins has worked to promote the use of sound economics by federal, state, and local governments, and other managers of our nation’s coastal resources. His areas of interest include the economics of natural disasters, ocean economics, and assessing the return on public investments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tracy Rouleau is the President and Founder of TBD Economics, LLC (TBDE2).  TBDE2 is a boutique economics firm focusing on providing clear, high-quality, and understandable economic expertise and advice to government, private and non-profit firms.  Previously she was NOAA’s Deputy Chief Economist in the Office of Performance, Risk and Social Science, which is the nexus for coordinating, empowering, and catalyzing the integration of the Social, Behavioral and Economic sciences across NOAA. Her interests center on the integration of ecosystem services into management and policy; understanding the value of observations, data, and information; and working with businesses to integrate concepts of Natural Capital into their planning and operations.

She has served on or advised committees and subcommittees for the Council for Environmental Quality, Office of Science and Technology Policy, National Ocean Council, The Nature Conservancy, and other interagency bodies.  Tracy chaired NOAA’s Social Science Committee, and Ecosystem Services team, and won awards for work in the Arctic, the Gulf of Mexico and on NOAA’s Social Science Needs Assessment.  

Tracy has also worked as a Sr. Advisor to the Director of the National Weather Service, as NOAA’s Sr. Policy Advisor for the National Ocean Policy, and on issues including hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico and Climate Ready Estuaries in EPA’s Office of Water. In Silicon Valley, she co-founded Steelwedge, a forecasting software firm that developed an innovative process for Sales and Operation Planning and Performance Management.

The Center for the Blue Economy welcomes Tracy Rouleau to the team in her dual roles as Senior Fellow and Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics.  

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Expertise


  • Environmental and natural resource economics, ocean and coastal economies, ocean and coastal policy, translation of economic theory and results to policy makers, risk communication, water quality and nutrient pollution, strategic planning and evaluation.

Recent Research


  • Integration of ecosystem services into management and policy, value of information studies.

Education History


  • San Jose State University
    M.S. Environmental Studies: 1997
  • University of New Hampshire
    B.S. Wildlife Management: 1992
  • University of Delaware
    Marine Policy: ABD - PhD Candidate

Publications


Bio Summary

Alistair McIlgorm is a full-time Professor at ANCORS specializing in marine and fisheries economics and management and capacity development.

He has a bachelor's degree in Fishery Science from Plymouth, UK,  a  master's degree in sea use law, economics and policy from the London School of Economics, 1987 and a Ph.D. from the University of Queensland, 1995, thesis: " An economic analysis of the Australian east coast tuna longline fishery".

His 25 year career in fisheries and Australian marine sector has been as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Director of the Australian Maritime College (AMC 1987-1997), and 8 years as principal consultant and managing Director of Dominion Consulting Pty Ltd (1997 to 2004). He was formerly Professor and Director of the National Marine Science Centre (2005-2010), Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, and has served as Professor at the University of New England and Southern Cross University.

Over 20 years he has pioneered short course training for over 800 fishery administrators, managers and stakeholders in co-management regimes in all states of Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and the Indian Ocean rim. Through Dominion Consulting he completed over 50 fisheries management projects with marine resource agencies at State and Commonwealth levels.  He has numerous journal and peer reviewed research reports on a wide range of current international multi-disciplinary marine issues.  This includes projects with APEC on "Measuring the Marine economy" 2002-2004, the economics of controlling marine debris (2009) and  with several regional Asian-Pacific marine and fishery organizations.

Dr. McIlgorm attended the The Center for the Blue Economy sponsored first annual, “Oceans in National Income Accounts Symposium: Seeking Consensus on Definitions and Standards,” on October 25-29, 2015 at the Asilomar Conference grounds. Twenty-six representatives from ten nations (US, China, Korea, Canada, Ireland, Spain, Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia and France) joined in what was a truly unprecedented discussion on the definition and measurement of the ocean economy and the blue economy within national income accounting frameworks.   The paper he presented was published in the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics: Ocean Economy Valuation Studies in the Asia-Pacific Region: Lessons for the Future International Use of National Accounts in the Blue Economy.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. David G. Terkla is a Professor in the Economics Department and the School for the Environment and is currently serving as  Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. In addition to his many writings on the New England fishing industry, he has written a book and several articles on the importance of nontraditional cost factors to local economic development. He has also written on the importance of industry clusters and the location decisions of new Japanese plants in the United States. Professor Terkla has been involved in several projects related to environmental management and local and regional economic development issues, including valuation of uses of resources in Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bay, analysis of protection policies for water dependent uses on urban waterfronts, analysis of potential conflicts between tourism and fishing industries in Gloucester, MA, analysis of transportation planning and development in Massachusetts, and studies of the manufacturing industry in Boston, and the environmental, marine science and technology, and film industries in Massachusetts.  Professor Terkla currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan and the Boston Harbor Dredging Taskforce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Karyn Morrissey is Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter Medical School, European Centre for Environment and Human Health.  She was previously a lecturer in the Department of Geography and Planning in the University of Liverpool. She completed her Ph.D. in 2008 with the School of Geography, University of Leeds and the Rural Economic Research Centre, Teagasc. In January 2009, she undertook a research role at the Social Economic Marine Research Unit in NUI, Galway where she produced the first economic valuation of Ireland’s ocean economy in 2010. This report provided the baseline estimates for Ireland’s current marine strategy, ‘Harnessing our Ocean Wealth: An Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland’. Much of Karyn’s work to date has been interdisciplinary, primarily in the fields of economics and quantitative geography. As such, she has employed a wide variety of methodologies, including econometric analysis, spatial microsimulation, spatial interaction modelling, input-output modelling and GIS techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Philip King received his Ph.D. from Cornell in 1987.  His specialty is in Applied Microeconomics and Environmental Economies.  He is an Associate Professor in Economics at San Francisco State University and was chair from 2002-2005.  His main research involves the economics of coastal resources and sea level rise.  He has published numerous papers on the economics of seal level rise in California and on the benefits and costs of various SLR policies.

Dr. King serves as both a Center for the Blue Economy Senior Fellow, and as a member of the CBE's Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics Editorial Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Linwood Pendleton is the International Chair of Excellence at the University of Brest, France.   He holds a doctoral degree in resource and environmental economics from Yale University and was a senior scholar in the Ocean and Coastal Policy Program at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.   Pendleton’s work focuses on policies that affect human uses and enjoyment of ocean and coastal resources – both living and non-living. He is the Director of the Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership, author of many scholarly articles, and coordinates the Marine Secretariat of the international Ecosystem Services Partnership. Pendleton’s current projects include work with the United Nations Environment Program’s Green Economy Project, GRID Arendal’s High Level Steering Committee on Deep Sea Mineral Resources in the Pacific, and Blue Carbon Economics (joint with Brian Murray, also from the Institute). Pendleton served as Acting Chief Economist at NOAA from January 2011 through August 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Régis Kalaydjian is a research economist at Ifremer, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, where he served as Head of the Marine Economics Unit from 1993 to 2006. He is currently the Editor of the "French Marine Economic Data" biennial report published by Ifremer since 1997.  He has served as lead partner in a project commissioned by the European Commission (2008-2009) on the development of an EU-maritime economic database, and has served as a partner in French Environment Ministry and European Commission sponsored projects on coastal zone uses and coastal zone management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Craig Landry's primary research areas are environmental and natural resource economics, non-market valuation, experimental economics, and coastal resource management. He received his PhD from the University of Maryland. His primary fields of interest are environmental and natural resource economics, non-market valuation, and experimental economics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Hauke L. Kite-Powell is a Research Specialist at the Marine Policy Center of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  He holds degrees in naval architecture (B.S), technology and policy (M.S.), and ocean systems management (M.S. and Ph.D.) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Dr. Kite-Powell also holds appointments as a lecturer at MIT and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and as a senior analyst with Marsoft Inc.  Dr. Kite-Powell’s research focuses on public and private sector management issues for marine resources and the economic activities that depend on them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Stephen Hynes joined the National University of Ireland, Galway in June of 2009 as a Senior Researcher in the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit, and he is now also Head of that unit. He has a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics from Stirling University, Scotland.  Dr. Hynes Principle Investigator on a project entitled “Economic & Social Research related to the Development of the Dynamics of the Marine Sector in Ireland”. This project is funded by the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food under the Beaufort Award.  Dr. Hynes has a strong background in applied environmental/natural resource economic research and extensive work experience in econometric modelling. Dr. Hynes has previously worked as an environmental economist in the Rural Economy Research Centre, Teagasc and as a lecturer in Economics in the Department of Economics NUI Galway. Stephen’s main research interest is in microeconomic behaviour analysis, related to natural resource/environmental and rural development policy and his work has been published by a number of the top- ranked journals in the fields of environmental and natural resource economics. 

Dr. Hynes served as a CBE Visiting Scholar in 2012-2013. While at the CBE, Dr. Hynes completed "Valuing improvements to coastal waters using choice experiments: an application to revisions of the EU Bathing Waters Directive" with his co-authors Dugald Tinch and Nick Hanley. 

He participated in the Center for the Blue Economy sponsored Oceans in National Income Accounts Symposium, and recently published an article "The Role of Economics in Ecosystem Based Management: The Case of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive; First Lessons Learnt and Way Forward."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Rex H. Caffey is a Professor of Natural Resource Economics in the Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Agricultural Economics. Since 1998 he has coordinated the state-wide extension program in Wetland and Coastal Resources for the LSU Agricultural Center and the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program. In 2003, Caffey became the founding director of the LSU Center for Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CNREP). This research and extension cooperative fosters the interaction of socioeconomic professionals to address natural resource management challenges in Louisiana and the nation. His areas of work: Economics of coastal restoration; coastal fisheries management; natural resource valuation, sustainability modeling, economic development and project feasibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Xiaoli Zhang earned her master’s degree in mathematics from Xinjiang University in 1995 and a PhD in econometrics from South West Traffic University in 2007.  She is a Professor and Vice-Director of the Center for Ocean Economy at Shanghai Ocean University as well as part-time Professor of the Center for Ocean Economy of Guangdong Ocean University. A part-time Researcher at the Research Center for Ocean development of China, her main area of research interests are  econometrics, environmental economics, industrial economics, and ocean economics. 

Xiaoli Zhang was a visiting scholar at the Center for the Blue Economy during the 2013-2014 academic years.  While at the CBE, she created a working paper (now published) entitled: Literature Review of Assessment of Economic Loss from Water Pollution. With a view toward quantity and structure, this article analyzes comprehensively the literature from both China and abroad related to assessment methods of economic loss from water pollution.  She also recently published an article "Assessing the Economic Costs of Water Pollution in the Yangtze River, China," in the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics, an online journal hosted by the Center for the Blue Economy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Geraldine Knatz
James (Jim) Boyd
Sylvia Earle
Sarah Chasis
Michael Conathan
Jeff Dayton-Johnson (ex-officio)
Margaret Davidson
Deborah and Robin Hicks
William (Bill) Sharpe

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Geraldine Knatz is Professor of the Practice of Policy and Engineering, a joint appointment between the University of Southern California (USC) Price School of Public Policy and the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. At the Price School, Dr. Knatz will teach as well as conduct research in affiliation with the METRANS Transportation Center.

Dr. Knatz served as the director of the Port of Los Angeles from 2006 to January 2014. She was the first woman to serve in this role and made a significant impact through the creation and implementation of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, an aggressive plan that reduced air emissions by combined port operations of over 70 percent over five years. The Clean Air Action Plan is recognized around the world for its innovation and success.

Prior to directing the Port of Los Angeles, Dr. Knatz was the director of the Port of Long Beach where she also led a number of environmental initiatives, including the Green Port Policy and Truck Trip Reduction Program.

Dr. Knatz is a past and present member of several boards. She is a past member of the Viterbi School of Engineering Board of Councilors, past president of the American Association of Port Authorities and past president of the International Association of Ports and Harbors, and currently serves as the Chairman of the World Port Climate Initiative. She serves as Gov. Brown’s appointee on the Ocean Protection Council.

Internationally recognized for her accomplishments, Dr. Knatz has received numerous awards, including Outstanding Women in Transportation (Journal of Commerce, 2007), Woman Executive of the Year (Los Angeles Business Journal, 2007), Compass Award (Women’s Leadership Exchange, 2008), honorary PhD, Maine Maritime Academy (2009), and the Peter Benchley Ocean Award (Blue Frontier Campaign, 2012). In 2014, she was named a member of the National Academy of Engineering in recognition of her international leadership in the engineering and development of environmentally clean urban seaports.

 

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Expertise


  • Management, logistics, sustainability

Recent Research


  • Strategic planning

  • Transportation planning

  • Air emissions from maritime sources

Education History


  • Harvard University:
    Certificate of Completion, Senior Executives in State & Local Gov't, 2012
  • University of Southern California:
    Ph.D., Biological Sciences
  • University of Southern California:
    M.S, Environmental Engineering
  • California State University at Long Beach:
    Global Logistics Specialist Professional Designation, 2000
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick:
    B.A. Zoology

Bio Summary

Jim Boyd’s research lies at the intersection of economics, ecology, and law, with a particular focus on the measurement and management of ecosystem goods and services. Boyd emphasizes the need to better coordinate economic and ecological research to improve the practical performance of green incentives, markets, and investments. He advocates and works on the practical design of a “green GDP”—national environmental accounts to capture and track the status of environmental public goods and services and measure the environmental consequences of economic growth.

Jim is currently Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth at Resources for the Future (RFF), as well as Director of Social Science and Policy at the National Science Foundation’s Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC).   His past positions include: Visiting Professor, Stanford University; Director, Energy and Natural Resources Division, and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C.; and Visiting Professor, Olin School of Business, Washington University, St. Louis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • The measurement and management of ecosystem goods and services

Education History


  • Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania:
    Ph.D. in Applied Microeconomics, 1993
  • The University of Michigan:
    B. A. in History, 1986

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Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend  by the Library of Congress, and  first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine, is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for numerous corporate and non-profit organizations. She is formerly Chief Scientist of NOAA, the first woman to hold that post.

Dr. Earle is the Founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, (DOER) Inc., as well as Founder of Mission Blue and The Sylvia Earle AllianceShe is a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence.  She has a B.S. degree from Florida State University, M.S. and PhD. from Duke University, holds 22 honorary degrees and has authored more than 180 scientific, technical and popular publications. She has led more than 100 expeditions and logged more than 7000 hours underwater including leading the first team of women aquanauts during the Tektite Project in 1970, and most recently in July, 2012, setting a record for solo diving in 1000 meters depth.

Her research concerns marine ecosystems with special reference to exploration, conservation and the development and use of new technologies for access and effective operations in the deep sea and other remote environments.  Her special focus is on developing a global network of areas on the land and in the ocean, “Hope Spots,” to safeguard the living systems that provide the underpinnings of global processes, from maintaining biodiversity and yielding basic life support services to providing stability and resiliency in response to accelerating climate change.

Mission Blue is a global initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance, which was formed in response to Sylvia Earle’s 2009 TED Prize wish.  "People ask: Why should I care about the ocean? Because the ocean is the cornerstone of earth's life support system, it shapes climate and weather. It holds most of life on earth. 97% of earth's water is there. It's the blue heart of the planet — we should take care of our heart. It's what makes life possible for us. We still have a really good chance to make things better than they are. They won't get better unless we take the action and inspire others to do the same thing. No one is without power. Everybody has the capacity to do something."

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Expertise


  • Ocean exploration, ocean sustainability

Recent Research


  • Developing a global network of areas on the land and in the ocean to safeguard the living systems that provide the underpinnings of global processes, from maintaining biodiversity and yielding basic life support services to providing stability and resiliency in response to accelerating climate change.

Education History


  • Florida State University:
    Bachelor of Science, 1955
  • Duke University:
    Master of Science (1956) and Doctorate of Philosophy (1966)

Publications


  • The Sweet Spot in Time. Why the Ocean Matters to Everyone, Everywhere
    Virginia Quarterly Review, Fall2012
  • The Protection and Management of the Sargasso Sea: The golden floating rainforest of the Atlantic Ocean. Summary Science and Supporting Evidence Case. (co-author)
    Sargasso Sea Alliance2011
  • The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One.
    National Geographic Books.2009

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Sarah Chasis is a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (NRDC) and serves as Director of its Oceans Program. Her advocacy for oceans and coastal waters has been wide-ranging. She has worked to promote the clean-up of polluted waters at the nation’s beaches, strengthen coastal zone management and oil spill prevention programs, improve domestic and international fisheries management and promote adoption by the U.S. of a comprehensive National Ocean Policy. In recognition of her work, Ms. Chasis was selected as the first Coastal Steward of the Year by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Ms. Chasis has participated in a wide variety of commissions and coalitions including serving on the Marine Board of the National Research Council and staffing NRDC’s President while he served on the Pew Oceans Commission. She was an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at the New York University School of Law from 1995 to 2010. In 2007, she received the Smith College Medal awarded to women who have risen to the top of their fields while contributing their talent and expertise to the improvement of others’ lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Ocean conservation
  • Ocean policy
  • Coastal and marine spatial planning
  • Fisheries management
  • Offshore drilling, oil spill prevention

Education History


  • Smith College
  • New York University School of Law

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Michael Conathan is the Director of Ocean Policy at the Center for American Progress. His work focuses on driving progressive solutions to the multitude of problems facing the world’s oceans, with a particular emphasis on promoting the blue economy. Under his direction, CAP has produced major reports, including “The Economic Case for Restoring Coastal Ecosystems,” “Helping the Arctic Council Find its True North,” “The Future of America’s First Fishery,” and “The Foundations of a Blue Economy.”

Prior to joining American Progress, Mike spent five years staffing the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard—initially serving a one-year appointment as a Dean John Knauss Marine Policy Fellow before joining the committee full-time as a professional staff member in 2007, working primarily for Subcommittee Ranking Member Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME). He oversaw enactment of multiple key pieces of ocean legislation, including the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act, the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observing Act, the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act, and the Shark Conservation Act.

 A native Cape Codder, he lives in Portland, Maine with his wife and son.

 

 

 

 

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  • Ocean policy, conservation policy

Education History


  • University of Rhode Island:
    M.S. in Marine Affairs, 2005
  • Georgetown University:
    B.A. in English Literature
  • Williams College/Mystic Seaport Maritime Studies Program:
    Alumnus

Bio Summary

Jeff Dayton-Johnson was appointed to the role of vice president of academic affairs and dean of the Institute in November 2014. In this new position, Dayton-Johnson serves as the Institute’s chief academic officer and is responsible for the overall success and functioning of the school in collaboration with the senior administrative team at Middlebury.

A development economist, Dayton-Johnson joined the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in August 2011 as an associate professor in the International Policy Studies program. A year later, Dayton-Johnson was named chair of the program, and subsequently helped lead the integration of the Master of Public Administration program and the renamed International Policy & Development programs into a coordinated program in Development Practice and Policy. He served as interim dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management from July through November 2014.

During his time on the Monterey faculty, Dayton-Johnson has published two books on the political economy of Latin America, with a third scheduled for publication in 2015. Prior to coming to the Institute, he spent seven years as a senior economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where he was the first head of the Americas Desk at the OECD’s Development Centre. Prior to that, he was a tenured associate professor of economics and international development studies at Dalhousie University in Canada.

Dayton-Johnson received his PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and received his undergraduate education in Latin American studies at Berkeley and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

In his off-campus hours, Dayton-Johnson is a regular contributor of jazz reviews and interviews to All About Jazz (allaboutjazz.com), the most widely-read jazz magazine on the web, and is the host of “Now’s the Time,” a jazz-focused program on public radio station KUSP in Santa Cruz, California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Economic development, emerging economies, economics and politics of Latin American countries (including Mexico), immigration, poverty, inequality, natural disasters.

Education History


  • University of California, Berkeley:
    Ph.D., Economics: 1998
  • University of California, Berkeley:
    B.A., Latin American Studies, with highest university and departmental honors: 1988

Publications


  • Latin America’s Emerging Middle Classes: Economic Perspectives (editor):
    Palgrave/Macmillan, forthcoming--2015
  • “Legitimidad fiscal y protestas en la calle: sobre Brasil y América Latina,”Vox.Lacea, (with Christian Daude and Angel Melguizo)
    2013
  • The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy (editor, with Javier Santiso). Oxford University Press--
    2012

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Margaret Davidson is currently serving as the Acting Director of the NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. Before joining NOAA, Margaret A. Davidson was executive director of the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium from 1983 to 1995. She also served as special counsel and assistant attorney general for the Louisiana Department of Justice.

Davidson holds a faculty appointment at the University of Charleston and serves on the adjunct faculties of Clemson University and the University of South Carolina.

She has served on numerous local, state, and federal committees and has provided leadership for national professional societies. She has focused her professional work on environmentally sustainable aquaculture, mitigation of coastal hazards, and impacts of climate variability on coastal resources. Davidson served as the acting assistant administrator for NOAA's National Ocean Service from 2000 to 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Environmentally sustainable aquaculture, mitigation of coastal hazards, and impacts of climate variability on coastal resources

Education History


  • Louisiana State University:
    Juris Doctorate (J.D. degree) in Natural Resources Law
  • University of Rhode Island:
    Master's in Marine Policy and Resource Economics

Bio Summary

The Center for the Blue Economy began thanks to Robin and Deborah Hicks, Trustees of the Loker Foundation, whose generous gift of one million dollars launched the CBE in 2011.

Deborah’s grandfather, Martin Joseph Bodganovich was Founder of the French Sardine Company in Monterey, CA which became the StarKist Foods Company.  “The ocean has played a significant role in my family’s history,” said Deborah. She remembers the times as a little girl that she joined the fishermen heading out of the Port of Los Angeles in the purse seiners that fished local waters in the 1950s. “We see this gift as an investment that will not only generate awareness about the issues that threaten our oceans, but also prepare professionals who can advance sound policy decisions to address these issues.”

Deborah and Robin discovered the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in 2008, when their older son Winslow began his college basketball career at Middlebury College. Middlebury President Ron Liebowitz talked about the College’s newly established relationship with the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and the Hicks were intrigued.  “Monterey is very current in the sense that it’s dealing with issues that are the pulse of our planet,” explained Deborah.  “We were particularly impressed once we met President Ramaswamy and heard his vision for the school.” They saw MIIS as a natural extension of the Middlebury experience and wanted to help strengthen the connection between undergraduates in Vermont and graduate students in California.

“We like the Institute’s niche of offering relevant programs that are hybrids of language and social service,” said Robin. “Most importantly, the school produces graduates who are in great demand. There’s heart in what they are doing.  The world needs this school now more than ever and we’re eager for others to learn about it too.”  

Deborah and Robin have been dedicated members of the CBE Advisory Council, and continue to support our mission.

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Education History


  • Deborah Hicks:
    University of California at Berkeley (BA Art History) and New York University ( MA French Literature)
  • Robin Hicks:
    University of California at Berkeley (BS in Agricultural Economics) and San Francisco Art Institute (BFA in Painting)

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William F. Sharpe is the STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1970, having previously taught at the University of Washington and the University of California at Irvine.

He was one of the originators of the Capital Asset Pricing Model, developed the Sharpe Ratio for investment performance analysis, the binomial method for the valuation of options, the gradient method for asset allocation optimization, and returns-based style analysis for evaluating the style and performance of investment funds.

Dr. Sharpe has published articles in a number of professional journals, including Management Science, The Journal of Business, The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, The Journal of Portfolio Management, and The Financial Analysts' Journal.

He has also written seven books, including Portfolio Theory and Capital Markets (McGraw-Hill, 1970 and 2000), Asset Allocation Tools (Scientific Press, 1987), Fundamentals of Investments (with Gordon J. Alexander and Jeffrey Bailey, Prentice-Hall, 2000), Investments (with Gordon J. Alexander and Jeffrey Bailey, Prentice-Hall, 1999) and Investors and Markets: Portfolio Choices, Asset Prices and Investment Advice (Princeton University Press, 2007).

Dr. Sharpe is past President of the American Finance Association. In 1990 he received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

 

 

 

 

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Education History


  • University of California at Los Angeles:
    Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in Economics
  • DePaul University:
    Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa
  • The University of Alicante (Spain):
    Doctor Honoris Causa
  • The University of Vienna (Austria):
    Doctor Honoris Causa
  • The London Business School:
    Doctor of Science, Economics, Honoris Causa
  • University of California at Los Angeles:
    UCLA Medal, UCLA’s highest honor