Two members of the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) have received a grant from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for External Relations.
Marine Policy Professor Biliana Cicin-Sain and Research Scientist Miriam Balgos received the award for a multi-institutional project called “Cooperation Across the Atlantic for Marine Governance Integration,” or CALAMAR for short. The project involves comparing integrated maritime policy approaches and developing multi-stakeholder policy dialogues with high-level decision makers in the United States and in the 27 member countries of the European Union.
“The dialogues will consider integrated ocean and coastal management on multiple scales, including the coastal zone, the Exclusive Economic Zone, and marine areas beyond national jurisdiction,” Cicin-Sain explained.
The grant, which begins this month, lasts through June 2011. Other partners in the project are the Ecologic Institute, headquartered in Berlin; the Meridian Institute, located in Washington, D.C., and home of the Joint Ocean Initiative; Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, based in Durham, N.C.; and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations in Paris.
For more about CEOE, visit www.ceoe.udel.edu.