Kimberly Aiken: Arctic Research in Germany


Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) German Arctic office
Potsdam, Germany
22 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 day-to-day work and organization of upcoming events of the AWI German Arctic Office, e.g., a Science to Policy Workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland, taking place in October 2019.

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Abi Ferrazzini: Assessing the Blue Economy of Kenya and Tanzania

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and European Institute of Marine Studies (IUEM)
Université de Bretagne Occidentale/IUEM
Brest, France
May 27 – August 16, 2019

The Center for the Blue Economy and the Nicholas Institute of Duke University are conducting a study of the “blue economy,” the contributions of the oceans and coastlines to the economy, and the need to address ocean and coastal sustainability.  Specifically, Abi will research ocean’s contribution to the national economies of Kenya and Tanzania, with special reference to coral reefs. Working with the WWF coordinator for the project, Abi will assist in the gathering and analysis of relevant data and in the preparationof written materials for the project.

Zoe Gapayao: Behavior Change Research for Sustainable Fisheries

Environmental Defense Fund
San Francisco, CA
June 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.

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

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Imperial Beach, CA
June 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 support in hosting NOAA coastal adaptation and implementation trainings, create a marine debris training manual, and engage with Baja elected officials and counterparts.

Scripp’s Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation (CCCIA)
La Jolla, CA
June 18-August 25, 2019

For a third of the summer, Ella will assist CCCIA with evaluation and development of feasibility for additional coastal community sites for Flood Risk – Sea Level Rise Pilots. She will also support the development of Climate Status Reports for various State Park coastal sites, and create a suite of tools/products for disseminating results and data to stakeholders.

Chiao Ting: Sustainable Seafood Markets

Center for Blue Economy (CBE)
Monterey, CA, USA
June 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”) through leadership in research, analysis, and education.

Satoumi Thinktank
Taipei, Taiwan
May 20 – Aug 15

Satoumi Thinktank is an NGO in Taiwan. It’s goal is helping fishermen to earn a fair price by developing a new type of sustainable seafood supply chain.

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 are working by looking at their profiles and reading their stories in their own words.   We look forward to hearing more “on-the-ground” workings of these amazing fellows!

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Welcome 2018 Summer 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 are working on with the overview I created, and from here on out, the students will share their stories in their own words.   We look forward to hearing more “on-the-ground” workings of these amazing fellows!

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