Category Archive: Center for the Blue Economy Fellows

Surfing Pictures

Surfing Pictures

The blog was put on hold in order to fulfill some heavy leg work.  To be continued in May!  In the meantime, here’s some hedonistic …

 

How to Protect Leatherbacks

How to Protect Leatherbacks

After a long summer and even longer start to my fall semester, the Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Summit has come and gone. Over the last 3 days, there were 15 delegates from the Tambrauw Regency of Indonesia and about 30 representatives of different marine organizations/agencies (except those from the federal government). Everything went smoothly at […]

 

To infinity and Bey..Ubud

To infinity and Bey..Ubud

The last week was Indonesia’s biggest holiday, where the last week of Ramadan made many Indonesian’s who live in Bali return home to Java, Sumatra, …

 

Surf’s Up

Surf’s Up

Time flies! It seems like just yesterday that I walked into the Resource Conservation District office and introduced myself to everyone. Now I only have about a week left here before I start my second and last year at MIIS. … Continue reading

 

Weeks Seven and Eight

Weeks Seven and Eight

This is my last week at Maersk! Over the last two weeks, however, I’ve gotten to help out on some fun, new projects! In the …

 

More Than Just an Agreement

More Than Just an Agreement

Pacific leatherbacks need our help more than ever. Despite being listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in 1970 their population is currently declining at 6% per year. If this trend continues we could lose these magnificent turtles in 20 years. In order to provide more protection for the species, political and scientific leaders from […]

 

Times with Project Clean Uluwatu

Times with Project Clean Uluwatu

The past week has been a busy one.  Curtis and I finalized the application for Uluwatu to become Indonesia’s first World Surfing Reserve; Tom Margules …

 

More on Sea Angling in Ireland

More on Sea Angling in Ireland

The first couple weeks I was here I wrote what I thought would be the introduction for our paper. At this point we hadn’t yet run the models, so we really did not know what we would find. I believe my supervisor, Dr. Stephen Hynes, had me write this “introduction” as a way for me […]

 

Random Utility Model as a Means of Economic Valuation

Random Utility Model as a Means of Economic Valuation

TCM (travel cost model) and CV (contingent valuation) are the methods most common employed to estimate the value of recreations, particularly for recreational fishing and sea angling; however, a third method, RUM (random utility model) has also been used for recreational valuation. Among  the studies reviewed, RUM was the preferred model when the goal of […]

 

Adventures by the Sea: Salamaua and the Coral Triangle

Adventures by the Sea: Salamaua and the Coral Triangle

July 14th: I spent my first few days out of Lae after a month in country. I went to Salamaua, a village just an hour …

 
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