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The National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP) is now the main research arm of the Center for the Blue Economy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. NOEP provides a full range of the most current economic and socioeconomic information available on changes and trends along the U.S. coast and in coastal waters. The program is funded by private donations and the Monterey Institute. Plans are currently underway to expand NOEP's scope internationally and to include additional datasets so that NOEP can become an even greater resource for ocean and coastal economic analysis.Mission
To link the nature, scope, and value of human
activities to the environmental state of the coast and coastal
To present useful information on the economics and the natural and social resources of the coast and coastal oceans.
To provide useful data that demonstrates the interdependence between the health of the U.S. economy and the health of the coast and coastal ocean.
The NOEP research program compiles information
about economic and social patterns in the coast and coastal oceans.
Researchers, primarily economists, policy analysts, and computers
scientists, identify, collect and formulate primary and secondary
source information, then analyze and interpret it. This information
undergoes a rigorous review process for accuracy and utility, and is
delivered in a range of formats through a publicly available,
Web-based information system. Additional products such as state
summaries, customized trends analyses, and forecasting are provided
at a negotiated fee.
Current databases include:
The NOEP analyzes the economic contribution of the coast and coastal ocean by sector and geography over time and serves the needs of decision-makers and the public by assisting with investment and management decisions that attempt to balance conservation, preservation, and growth in coastal areas and coastal watersheds.