This multidisciplinary academic program is designed to give students a strong foundation in policy analysis integrating the disciplines of social and economic sciences, physical and life sciences, governance and technology policy. Students have opportunities to focus on their desired area of expertise and acquire state-of-the-art policy research and policy analytical skills, while working closely with our Marine Policy (MP) faculty. Students in the MP Program develop expertise in the theory and practice of policy and governance, policy analysis, and policy research related to the management and protection of marine resources, ocean and coastal ecosystems, and coupled natural-human environments.
The program is particularly appropriate for students with social and political science, economics and social science, and/or marine science backgrounds. Successful students include persons with experience in public or private sectors returning to advance marine policy expertise and recently graduated students continuing their matriculation with focused interests related to marine policy. The MP program is committed to supplying exciting research opportunities, access to diverse science and policy activities, and a stimulating educational environment for students.
Degree Programs and Courses Offered
- George Parsons: Environmental economics, Applied welfare economics, Marine Resource Economics
- Biliana Cicin-Sain: Integrated coastal and ocean governance, Ocean and coastal policy
- James Corbett: Maritime transportation, Interdisciplinary technology-policy decision-making
- Jeremy Firestone: Energy and wind power policy, Ocean, Coastal and Environmental Law Governance
- Sunny Jardine: Natural Resource Economics, Environmental Economics, and Public Economics
- Willett Kempton: Offshore wind power, Grid-integrated vehicles
- Carolyn Thoroughgood: National ocean policy, Ocean observation and ocean science literacy
- Lee Anderson (emeritus faculty) – Fisheries economics, bio-economic modeling of marine resources
- Joshua Duke (joint faculty) - Land use, Natural resource & environmental economics, Property Rights
- Kent Messer (joint faculty) - Environmental conservation, Provision of public goods, Response to risk
- David Hodas (adjunct faculty) – Environmental, energy, natural resource, and climate law
- Anthony Pratt (adjunct faculty) – Coastal management and administration of marine resources