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5 March Meeting – COPE° Working group on Marine Debris and Entanglement

Meeting Minutes: COPE° Working group on Marine Debris and Entanglement TUES, 5 MARCH 2024 | 12:00 PM EST Events Attendees Wayne Macdougall, Working Group Chair Clayton A. Burke, Working Group Chair Edward Trippel Sebastien Blanchard Hannah Dawicki, COPE° Administrator Sophie Banas, COPE° Administrator Meeting Minutes Agenda Items Welcome and Introductions Introduction to WG Topic Marine …

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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 recommendations. This community of compassionate allies is dedicated to thriving, not just surviving. With core …

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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 Trade Collaboration,” the event brought together key figures from law enforcement, trade, and maritime industries …

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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 Policy and Economics (COPE°) has teamed up with The International Organization of Airport and Seaport …

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30 May Meeting – COPE° Working group on Psychological Safety and Sexual Assault and Harassment in the Maritime Sector

Meeting Minutes: COPE° Working group on Psychological Safety and Sexual Assault and Harassment in the Maritime Sector TUES, 30 MAY 2023 | 7:00 AM EST Events 1) Welcome and Introduction Everyone is invited to introduce themselves, and/or connect to each other. New system for taking on new members to our group: People and stakeholders who …

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4 April Meeting – COPE° Working group on Psychological Safety and Sexual Assault and Harassment in the Maritime Sector

Meeting Minutes: COPE° Working group on Psychological Safety and Sexual Assault and Harassment in the Maritime Sector TUES, 4 APRIL 2023 | 7:00 AM EST Events 1) Welcome and Introduction Proposed new members. There were no objections to the submission of these new members, therefore everyone is very much welcomed to participate and to become …

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14 February Meeting – COPE° Working group on Psychological Safety and Sexual Assault and Harassment in the Maritime Sector

Meeting Minutes: COPE° Working group on Psychological Safety and Sexual Assault and Harassment in the Maritime Sector TUES, 14 FEBRUARY 2023 | 7:00 AM EST Events 1) Welcome and Introduction Proposed new members. There were no objections to the submission of these new members, therefore everyone is very much welcomed to participate and to become …

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The UN’s landmark high seas treaty to protect the ocean

COPE° The Center for Ocean Policy and Economics – COPE° is extremely excited about the conclusions of the global negotiations on the landmark UN ‘High Seas Treaty’ to protect the oceans. This treaty is crucial for addressing the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. The initiative will tackle environmental degradation by …

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