National Ocean Economics Program

Director: Judy Kildow

The nation’s coasts and oceans contribute much to the United States economy. Since 2000, the National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP), now a program of the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, has compiled time-series data that track economic activities, demographics, ports and cargo volume and value, natural resource production and value, non-market values, and federal expenditures in the U.S. coastal zone both on land and in the water.

The National Ocean Economics Program is now the core research activity for the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Funded by a private donation from the Loker Foundation and other generous donors, NOEP compiles, analyses, and distributes data at www.oceaneconomics.org to provide users with accurate and timely estimates of changes in the nature and value of the ocean and coastal-based economy.

This repository contains a complete archive of NOEP research dating back over 14 years. Some of the work has not been previously published.

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