Ocean Special Projects

Ecosystem Services

Through the Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership, the Ocean and Coastal Policy Program holds high-level advisory roles in a number of international efforts to improve our understanding of marine living resources. The partnership hosts a searchable database of coastal and marine valuation studies and informs its community of practice on the Ecosystem Commons through regular updates on marine ecosystem service news and events.

Deep Sea Management

The Ocean and Coastal Program is working with collaborators on research that seeks to find a better scientific foundation for deep sea management. Current work includes collaboration on the fundamentals of deep sea restoration and a comparative lifecycle analysis of deep sea mining and terrestrial mining.