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

The Center for the Blue Economy

Our Mission: To provide research, education, and data for valuing our oceans and coasts

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 academic 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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"Not properly valuing nature is dangerous business."

Dr. Jason Scorse, Director of the Center for the Blue Economy, spoke about the danger of ignoring nature's true worth at the TEDx Monterey conference in April of 2012. The sold-out event was streamed live in five languages as the presenters addressed the theme of "Sea Change" exploring our diverse human connections to the ocean and its resources.