Geographic Perspectives on the Blue Economy II

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group, Coastal and Marine Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 43
Organizers: C. Heidkamp, Louie Krak
Chairs: Miriah Kelly

Call for Submissions

Please contact if you are interested in contributing to this session. If there is enough interest, we will have subsequent paper sessions and a panel discussion.


Due to recent interest in the burgeoning Blue Economy concept, which has been endorsed by actors from both private and public spheres, this session seeks to bridge emerging discourses on coastal and marine resources, technology advancements, and best policy practices for the transitioning Blue Economy. Building from Bennett et al. (2019) and Garland et al. (2019), this session will address current gaps in the Blue Economy literature in an effort to expand geographic inquiry towards a Just Transitions Framework for the Blue Economy.

Garland, M., Axon, S., Graziano, M., Morrissey, J., & Heidkamp, C. P. (2019). The blue economy: Identifying geographic concepts and sensitivities. Geography Compass, 13(7), e12445.

Bennett, N. J., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Blythe, J., Silver, J. J., Singh, G., Andrews, N., ... & Gelcich, S. (2019). Towards a sustainable and equitable blue economy. Nature Sustainability, 1-3.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Thomas D. Morelli*, Consultant, Maritime Domain Awareness Capacity and Comprehensive Engagement Strategy Essential to Governance Outcomes by Developing Coastal Countries of the Caribbean Region 15 9:35 AM
Presenter Jose Torres*, Weber State University, The Blue Economy and the Blue Tourism Destination Island of Bonaire 15 9:50 AM
Presenter Patrick Brouder*, Vancouver Island University, Indigenous Tourism and the Blue Economy in the Great Bear Rainforest, Canada. 15 10:05 AM
Presenter Michaela Garland*, University of Connecticut, Engaging in Marine Spatial Planning Efforts for Blue Economy Developments – a case study of the Long Island Sound Blue Plan 15 10:20 AM
Presenter Brian Katz*, , Adaptation pathways and barriers for Pacific Northwest shellfisheries vulnerable to ocean acidification 15 10:35 AM

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