Center for the Blue Economy Professional education and research to promote ocean and coastal sustainability

Our Mission:

The Center for the Blue Economy’s mission is to demonstrate the interdependence of a healthy ocean and a strong economy and to make stewarding the “Blue Economy” a top global priority.

We do this by focusing on the economic contributions of the oceans and coasts to human welfare, as well as the current economic drivers that undermine ocean health.  The CBE is anchored by the National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP), providing public access datasets to thousands of users each year.


The video below produced by Sea Studios Foundation describes our unique mission.

The Center’s academic program educates the next generation of marine leaders, equipping them with essential interdisciplinary skills to synthesize complex information, manage diverse teams, produce original research, and help shape and direct the agenda for global marine policy and management.

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