Category: Stories

Zoe Gapayao: Behavior Change Research for Sustainable Fisheries

Environmental Defense FundSan Francisco, CAJune 10-mid August, 2019 Zoe will research the development of behavior change interventions in areas like the Philippines, Chile and Cuba. She will focus on topics such as sustainable aquaculture, indebtedness in unsustainable fishing behavior, and the failure of the National Stock Assessment Plan of the Philippines. About EDF: Environmental Defense […]

Hahnbin Lee: California Coastal Commission

California Coastal Commission (CCC), South Coast District OfficeLong Beach, CAMay 27 to August 23, 2019 Hahnbin will develop a summary of past Commission actions on items within the South Coast District related to specific coastal resource topics including, climate change, wetlands, mitigation of fill of coastal waters, and parking requirements. About CCC: The California Coastal […]

Ella McDougall: Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Communities and Watersheds

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research ReserveImperial Beach, CAJune 18-August 25, 2019 This summer, Ella will spend 66% of her time working with the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve developing sea level rise adaptation strategies for coastal watersheds. She will gain knowledge about watershed ecosystem-based management and green-to-gray approaches to adaptation. She will also offer […]

Kelly Roche: Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Environmental Defense FundSan Francisco, CaliforniaJune 10-August 23, 2019 Kelly will be conducting research on multi-species fisheries management or aquaculture regulations and producing a paper explaining the findings. About EDF: Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.  Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions […]

Andres Schrier: Wild Aid in the Galapagos Islands

Wild AidGalapagos Islands, EquadorJuly 1-Sept 30 This summer (hopefully, still TBD) Andres will be working with Wild Aid in the Galapagos to revise and promote their control and vigilance program. This program helps regulate, manage, and protect the marine protected area that surrounds the Galapagos. About Wild Aid: The illegal wildlife trade is a multi-billion […]

Chiao Ting: Sustainable Seafood Markets

Center for Blue Economy (CBE)Monterey, CA, USAJune 6- Aug 20 Chiao will be analyzing the data from local seafood markets to identify how blockchain technology could support greater sustainable seafood traceability.  About the CBE: Our mission at the Center for the Blue Economy is to promote a sustainable ocean and coastal economy (the “Blue Economy”) […]

Sean Wils: Sustainable Shipping

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)San Francisco, CAJune 3 – July 26, 2019 Sean will be engaging stakeholders, sustainability experts, and corporation representatives to identify how to create and prioritize solutions to international maritime shipping decarbonization, ocean pollution, and ocean noise. About BSR:  BSR believes that a just and sustainable world will result when the unique […]

Fiona Zhou: EDF China Oceans Program

Environmental Defense FundBoston, MAMay 27-August 20, 2019 This fellowship supports the EDF China Oceans Program in its work to advance sustainable fisheries management in China. Fiona will address two conservation priorities: (1) Building on existing research on fishery-climate linkages, assess the climate change vulnerability (i.e., exposure and adaptive capacity) of major marine fish populations from […]

Kimberly Aiken: Arctic Research in Germany

Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) German Arctic officePotsdam, Germany22 July – 20 September, 2019 Kimberly will collect information about international laws and agreements applicable for the Arctic and summarize them in a fact sheet. If possible, she will use graphical tools (e.g. ArcGIS) to illustrate the factsheet. Besides this main task, she will help with the […]

Welcome 2019 CBE Fellows!

Each year as the summer begins, we get the pleasure of telling the stories of our Center for the Blue Economy Summer Fellows and Honorary Fellows.   These are students who are tackling real-world projects that positively impact our oceans and coasts.  Readers can get a sense of where they are off to and what they […]

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