The Blue Economy: An Introduction for Non-Economists

Wednesday 17 June 2020 - 14:00
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Dr. Charles Colgan (CBE, USA)

Grab a mug of tea or coffee and join us for our second international virtual NOC seminar.

Our theme for today will focus on how the physical and biological sciences have to be integrated with the social sciences to shape blue economy policies. Charlie Colgan is the Director of Research for the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics.

Charlie is an economist with over 40 years’ experience in the field of ocean coastal economics.  Currently he is focused on developing ways to represent the economic values of the ocean in national income accounts in the U.S. and for the U.N., the integration of economic and ecological values in government projects, and adaptation to sea level rise.

Today he’ll be talking about how the integration of the physical, biological, and social sciences is fundamental to the idea of a “blue economy”, which seeks a way to increase the economic values of the ocean while reducing damages to the ecosystems on which those values depend.  He will introduce some key economic ideas that ocean and coastal scientists should be aware of.

The talk will last 45 mins with 15 mins for discussion afterwards you can join by phone or computer by clicking the link, Please turn off your video and mute your microphone once you’ve joined. Charlie will say hello then screen share his presentation and you’ll be invited to unmute and ask questions after the presentation. You can also use the chat to ask questions as we go along and answers will be provided during the discussion.

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