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

Academics

Professional education addressing complex, real-world problems

The Center for the Blue Economy has a strong academic component within the Monterey Institute’s International Environmental Policy master’s degree program, developing and launching a concentration in Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.  Students in this concentration have unique opportunities to participate in impactful projects with prestigious government agencies, businesses, and NGOs around the world. Our graduates continually receive Fulbright Awards, Sea Grant Fellowships, and top jobs in the ocean and coastal resource management field.  In addition to summer fellowships, IEP students have local internship opportunities throughout the academic year with leading marine organizations in the Monterey Bay Area.

Local Internships

The Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Concentration (OCRM)

The OCRM coursework provides rigorous qualitative and quantitative skills-building that is interdisciplinary, current, and practical.

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The Summer Fellows Program

Students pursue fully-funded fellowships with top marine organizations.

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The COS MARINE Network

The Monterey Institute is a member of the Monterey Area Research Institutions’ Network for Education (MARINE) consortium led by the Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) of Stanford University.

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A Message from the Chair

“We are in this profession for one reason above all—to improve the quality of life for humanity.”  Dr. Jason Scorse, CBE Director and Chair of the International Environmental Policy Studies program. 

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