Charles S. Colgan

Charles S. Colgan
Director of Research
Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Center for the Blue Economy
460 Pierce Street
Fields of interest
ocean economics, climate adaptation, blue economy accounting
Description of scientific projects
Policies and practices affecting sustainable ocean and coastal resource management decisions should be informed by the perspectives and tools of economics and based on reliable, consistent, and comprehensive data. Our research focuses on two areas—the “Blue Economy” as an organizing framework for deriving wealth from the oceans on a sustainable basis and the economics of climate change adaptation in coastal regions. Dr. Charles Colgan is the Director of Research for the Center for the Blue Economy (CBE) overseeing the conduct of research activities and serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics (JOCE). In addition, he serves as adjunct faculty in the International Environmental Policy Studies program.