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Preparing a Workforce for the New Blue Economy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128214312

Preparing a Workforce for the New Blue Economy

1st Edition

People, Products and Policies

Editors: Liesl Hotaling Richard Spinrad
Paperback ISBN: 9780128214312
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2021
Page Count: 500
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Preparing a Workforce for the New Blue Economy: People, Products and Policies discusses the Blue Economy, how the industry will develop, and how to train the next generation. The book considers the use of big data, key skillsets, training undergraduate and graduate students, the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) in the US, economic opportunities in African coastal countries, and governmental agencies, non-profits and NGO’s. Finally, a broad range of case studies are provided, covering oil spills, commercial fishing, data protection and harvesting, sustainability and weather forecasting, all presented to highlight the educational requirements of the workforce and potential economic opportunities.

Key Features

  • Coordinates efforts from different disciplines and sectors, and shares effective teaching practices and approaches
  • Includes comprehensive case studies that highlight the educational requirements of the workforce and potential economic opportunities
  • Presents a framework for unifying several workforce sectors that are dependent upon the ocean


Ocean scientists and Environmental Scientists generally. Policymakers, NGO’s, investors/business people, academics/researchers, marine industry

Table of Contents

Section 1 Emerging Opportunities with the New Blue Economy
1. What is the New Blue Economy?
2. What is the New Blue Economy?
3. What does the industry look like?  Market analysis

Section 2 Workforce Multi-disciplinary Preparation
4. What does the educational enterprise look like?
5. Skill sets
6. Blue Undergraduate and Graduate Students
7. Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and Civilian Job Equivalent Assistance
8. Opportunities for Undeserved audiences
9. Governmental agencies/policy makers

Section 3 Indicators of a healthy New Blue Economy 
10. How do we know if it is working – what is the indicator – data usage? 
11. How does the New Blue Economy influence the traditional Blue Economy
12. Local to Global Impacts of the New Blue Economy

Section 4 Case Studies 
13. GoMEX Oil Spill, 
14. SuperStorm Sandy
15. Portland Grain shipping, HABs, nuisance flooding, Data production and harvesting 
16. New products/programs focused on sustainable use of the ocean? 
17. (IBM), Commercial Fisherman – how will data influence future fisheries management?


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About the Editors

Liesl Hotaling

Liesl Hotaling, President of Eidos Education, has spent the past 20 years creating hands-on science and technology educational projects for students and educators. She specializes in real time data education projects and hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational projects supporting environmental observing networks. She holds a B.A. in Marine Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a M.A.T. in Science Teaching from Monmouth University, and a M.S. in Maritime Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA

Richard Spinrad

Dr. Richard Spinrad, Professor of Oceanography at Oregon State University (OSU), member of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies, and President of the Marine Technology Society. In 2016 he retired as Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as appointed by President Barack Obama. Dr. Spinrad was the Vice President for Research at OSU, and previously was the head of NOAA’s Research Office and the National Ocean Service. He co-led the White House Committee developing the nation’s first set of ocean research priorities. Dr. Spinrad was a Senior Executive with the U.S. Navy, where he was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Award (highest civilian award in the Navy). He held faculty appointments at three universities, served as Executive Director at the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education, and was President of Sea Tech, Inc. He also created the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Dr. Spinrad was the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. Spinrad received Presidential Rank Awards from Presidents Bush and Obama, is past president of The Oceanography Society, and is a Fellow of 3 professional societies. Dr. Spinrad holds degrees from The Johns Hopkins University and OSU.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Oceanography, Oregon State University (OSU), USA

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