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

Northeast Maritime Institute and a group of leading experts in the maritime and oceans-related fields created the Center for Ocean Policy and Economics (COPE°) to tackle some of the ocean’s “wicked problems.” A culmination of years of research and conversations leaders in the oceans fields, COPE° is a facilitator for cogent maritime and ocean policy and economic development project initiatives linking academic, non-governmental, governmental, and corporate partners to create impactful solutions.

Areas of Influence

COPE° Project – Coasties: Thriving Together

The COPE° project Coasties Thriving Together functions as an independent action team comprised of volunteer Coast Guard veterans and serving survivors of military sexual and physical trauma. This project provides a platform for resource and information sharing and third-party external ...
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COPE° Attends Houston Seminar on Tackling Drug Smuggling in the Maritime Industry

HOUSTON, TEXAS – COPE° attended a seminar on 9 January 2024 hosted at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector in Houston-Galveston, focusing on the collaborative efforts needed to combat drug smuggling on ships. Titled “Drug Smuggling in Ships: Fostering Law Enforcement and ...
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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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