Ocean & Coastal Planning

ELI works with resource managers, stakeholders, and communities in the United States and internationally to develop and implement sustainable marine planning systems. Photo Credit: (c) Wolcott Henry 2005/Marine Photobank.

Publications & Resources

NEW: A Call For Deep-Ocean Stewardship

ELI Ocean Program co-director Kathryn Mengerink has co-authored a Science policy forum calling for proactive, comprehensive management of the deep sea environment. 
(Note: you will be directed to the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative’s site. Click on the policy forum link on the right side of this page to access the article.)

A Guide to State Management of Offshore Wind Energy in the Mid-Atlantic Region

View our April 2013 guide to four key coastal-related aspects of the offshore wind energy movement in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic.

Ocean and Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management: Implementation Handbook

View our ecosystem-based management (EBM) handbook, which identifies successful approaches to implementing marine marine EBM, describes their limitations, and highlights opportunities to apply them in the future.

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Workshops & Events

Upcoming ELI Events

As part of our Ocean Seminar Series, we periodically host seminars on topics related to coastal and marine planning. Check this page often for updates to our seminar schedule.

Past ELI Events

View our "Past Seminar" page for details about previous ELI seminars on topics related to coastal and marine planning and other ocean issues.