An Incredible Opportunity for MIIS Students

The Monterey Bay is a nexus of marine research and policy studies on the North American continent. There are approximately 30 public and private marine science research and education facilities focused on the waters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.    This summer, students who attend the International Environmental Policy Studies program at the Middlebury Institute have a unique opportunity to come together with students from California State University Monterey Bay, Hopkins Marine Station, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University, and the University of California at Santa Cruz to engage in a two-week intensive course on ocean policy. 

The  Monterey Area Research Institutions’ Network for Education (MARINE) consortium led by the Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) will host the course in which participants will examine current and urgent ocean policy issues that demonstrate the complexity of ocean-related decision-making.  Students will look at the roles of natural science, social science, and government institutions in ocean management, and engage with experts in ocean science and policy.  The course will include field trips, group projects, and other interactive activities as participants learn how to communicate with ocean policymakers through hands-on, practical exercises.

This intensive summer course will take place July 16-28, 2017 in Monterey, California, and is offered free of charge.   To learn more about how to apply, options for course credit, and additional details, download the flyer below.