"The World is Our Oyster, but the Ocean is Our Pearl."

The Center for Ocean Policy and Economics is hosted by the Northeast Maritime Institute – College of Maritime Science: Created to tackle some of the ocean’s “wicked problems.” A culmination of years of extensive research and conversations with leading experts in the maritime and ocean related fields, COPE° is a facilitator for cogent maritime and ocean policy and economic development project initiatives linking academic, corporate, non-governmental, and governmental partners to create impactful solutions.

Areas of Influence

Drug smuggling in ships: Fostering law enforcement / trade collaboration

There is a pressing need for international law that protects the rights of professional seafarers. Too many innocent seafarers are becoming victims of the activities of organized criminal drug trafficking groups and ill-considered law enforcement responses. The Center for Ocean ...
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COPE° Attends the 23rd Session of APHoMSA

by Eva Lianne Veldkamp Northeast Maritime InstituteThe Center for Ocean Policy and Eonomics (COPE°) The Center for Ocean Policy & Economics (COPE°) was invited by the Australian Maritime Administration to attend the 23rd session of the Asia-Pacific Heads of Maritime ...
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Criminalization of Mariners

By Eric R. Dawicki Northeast Maritime InstituteThe Center for Ocean Policy and Eonomics (COPE°) It’s time to start talking about the demonizing and criminalization of professional mariners. Seafaring is one of the oldest professions in the world, dating back to ...
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