CBE Waves Newsletter:  July/August 2016

 Save the Date:  Tuesday, November 1st

USS KITTY HAWK, At sea (Sept. 5, 2007) - Naval ships from India, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and the United States steam in formation in the Bay of Bengal during Exercise Malabar 07-2 on Sept. 5.  The formation included USS Kitty Hawk, USS Nimitz, INS Viraat, JS Yuudachi, JS Ohnami, RSS Formidable, HMAS Adelaide, INS Ranvijay, INS Brahmaputra, INS Ranjit, USS Chicago and USS Higgins. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen W. Rowe

The pillage of the world’s oceans represents threats to vital U.S. and global economic, environmental and security interests.  Join us for a lecture from Johan Bergenäs, Director of the Partnerships in Security at the Stimson Center and author of “Secure Oceans,” followed by a panel discussion on innovative policy and technological solutions to protect our oceans.  A wine and cheese reception with the speaker and panelists will follow the discussion.

Secure Oceans:  Recommendations for the World's Largest Crime Scene
Lecture, Panel Discussion, and Reception
Tuesday, November 1
Irvine Auditorium, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA 93940
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event is free, but registration is requested


A Seminal Volume of the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics Moves International Consensus Forward


“A growing recognition of the oceans as a key natural resource for national and regional economies, coupled with increasing concern about the ecological health and sustainability of oceans has resulted in a number of countries around the world undertaking steps to measure the economic value of the oceans within national statistical systems,” writes Dr. Charles Colgan, Director of Research for the Center for the Blue Economy, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics, in his introduction to the recently completed, "Special Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2 (2016): Oceans and National Income Accounts: An International Perspective." This volume represents a huge step forward on international consensus to create a standardized set of measurements for the ocean economies around the world. 


Upcoming Fall Lectures


Join us on Tuesday evenings (unless otherwise noted) to hear from leaders in the field discussing a wide range of topics including the economic and environmental impact of shipwrecks, to the socioeconomic impacts of climate change, to the future of sustainable seafood.  See the entire lineup of topics and speakers on our website. 

The Ocean and Coastal Management Speaker Series
Tuesdays, September-December
McGowan 102, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940
6:00pm to 7:30pm
All lectures are free


Arctic Alerts Media Roundtable



Dr. Brendan Kelly led a team of scientists that made presentations at a Media Roundtable on July 13th, 2016 at the National Press Club in Washington DC.   His team helped to raise awareness both in the press and on capitol hill regarding the issue of rapid arctic change. 


Students Changing the World



Over the summer, nine students pursued the CBE Summer Fellowship, fully-funded internships at marine organizations around the world. Students wrapped up projects in California, Bali, Denmark and Hawaii and here we present their stories as part of the CBE Summer Fellows Blog. 


Alumni Making Waves


Sara Pfeifer (MAIEP-OCRM 2015) is starting work as a Coastal Program Analyst with the California Coastal Commission.  Congratulations Sara!

Nate Maynard (MAIEP-OCRM 2014) is now a researcher at the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, where he will continue his economic research from his Fulbright grant and also promote Taiwan's green products and services.Congratulations Nate!

Emma Tonge (MAIEP-OCRM 2016) has been hired by NOAA's Marine Debris Program, where she spent her International Professional Service Semester.  Congratulations Emma!

About the Center for the Blue Economy


Our Mission:  The Center for the Blue Economy's mission is to provide education, research, and data for valuing the oceans and coasts.

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