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

CBE News

The Center for the Blue Economy at the Institute is involved in the national conversation about climate change, conservation and economic policy.  Below are recent events, press releases, and instances of the CBE in the press.

CBE Events/Press Releases

CBE in the Media

July 2014:  Dr. Jason Scorse, CBE Director, releases statement on President Obama's proposed expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument 


October 2014:  Dr. Scorse, CBE Director is featured in International Innovations magazine, discussing the Center for the Blue Economy, and the economic principles that govern ocean and coastal resource management. 

June 2014:  Dr. Jason Scorse and U.S. Congressman Sam Farr attend the U.S. State Department Conference "Our Oceans" where President Obama announces proposed ten-fold expansion of Pacific MPAs


September 2014:  Dr. Scorse and Dr. Michael Schapiro co-author piece in Yale 360 entitled:  Oil Companies Quietly Prepare for a Future of Carbon Pricing." 

March 2014:  The CBE released the State of the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Economies 2014 report is now available from

July 2013:  Alumna Linda Childs Hothem (BAPS '85) pledged $450,000 to support our research.

April 2013:  Dr. Jason Scorse joined the Board of Directors of Save Our Shores.

February 2013:  Dr. Scorse spoke about assessing the socioeconomic value of Marine Protected Areas at the OceanSpaces symposium on the State of the California Central Coast.

April 2012:  Dr. Jason Scorse, Director of the Center for the Blue Economy, spoke at TEDx Monterey on the importance of assigning economic value to our ocean and coastal resourcesPlay video

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September 2012:  Dr. Kildow spoke at the Land-Ocean Connectivity conference in L'Aber Wrac'h, Bretagne, France.

July 2012:  Dr. Kildow spoke at Representative Sam Farr's forum on Marine Debris in preparation for the House vote on HR 1171.

June 2012:  Dr. DePaolis spoke at the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association IMPLAN 2012 conference.

June 2012:  Dr. Kildow was a keynote speaker at the Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association and Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science conference.

June 2012:  Monica Galligan spoke at The Coastal Society conference, TCS23.

April 2011:  The CBE partners with OneReef in the mission of protecting coral reefs, which are quickly disappearing.  The short video below describes the OneReef mission and the CBE partnership.  

cnbc.surfonomicsAugust 2014:  Dr. Jason Scorse is interviewed by CNBC regarding "Surfonomics"
May 2014: CBE and NOEP's State of the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Economies report is quoted in the National Geographic, News Watch.

March 2014:  Dr. Scorse and research assistant Matt Nichols were quoted in The Atlantic featuring CBE's new State of the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Economies 2014 report.

February 2014:  Dr. Scorse was quoted in The Atlantic on Bloomberg's new initiative to combat over-fishing.

October 2013:  Jason participated in the Climate One Blue Economy panel; the Monterey County Herald article is here.

September 2013: Jason Scorse appeared in Your Town Your Sanctuary. (Interview begins at about 19:00 minutes.)

September 2013:  Dr. Mike McGinnis and Meghan Collins published A Race for Marine Space: Science, Values, and Aquaculture Planning in New Zealand in the journal Coastal Management.

September 2013:  Surfer magazine featured Dr. Jason Scorse's research on real estate values and surf breaks in Santa Cruz, California.  Surf Estate BubbleSurf Estate Bubble

July 2013:  Dr. Judy Kildow spoke about flood risk and insurance with Mitch Carr on KRLD news radio in Dallas, Texas.

June 2013:  Fortune featured Surfonomics 101 by Dr. Jason Scorse. You can find the study described in that article on our working papers page.

June 2013:  In celebrating World Oceans Day, Representative Sam Farr (D-Carmel) noted the groundbreaking work we're doing at the Center for the Blue Economy.

December 2012:  Dr. Scorse contributed an article on gas prices to Fortune magazine.

November 2012:  Dr. Judy Kildow and Dr. Jason Scorse contributed an Op-Ed piece to the New York Times.

August 2012:  Dr. Charles Colgan and Dr. Jason Scorse were quoted in the Washington Post article about surfonomics.

July 2012:  Dr. Jason Scorse, Director of the Center for the Blue Economy, published an opinion piece in the Oakland Tribune.

June 2012:  The San Jose Mercury News published an article about our alumni founders of Local Catch Monterey Bay. This augments the growing recognition of seafood fraud and community supported fisheries, as reflected on the LCMB media coverage page.