Marine and Coastal Policy Research Group
In the Marine Policy course, each student is a member of the Marine and Coastal Policy Research Group. Each student chooses to study a current unresolved question impacting America’s coastlines and oceans. They then interview a myriad of stakeholders with a vested interest in the outcome of the issue, examine relevant federal and state laws, regulations, and conduct cross-disciplinary research in order to develop credible policy strategies and solutions to their real-world problems.
This problem-based approach empowers students to gain the knowledge, confidence, and skills to address major questions and issues in all fields. It also provides the coastal stakeholder community with an opportunity to benefit from capable research, objective investigations, and collaboration with the only undergraduate college program that examines the ocean from an interdisciplinary lens, while seeking opportunities to empower global problem-solving.
Marika Massey-Bierman F’22: The Future of PCB Cleanup in the New Bedford Harbor
Clara Benadon S’22: Sounds Like Trouble: How The IMO Can Incentivize Quiet Ships Across the Arctic
Declan Houlihan S’22: CA Ballast Water Regulation and the Future of the State’s Role
Gabrielle Granata, Williams College Fall 2020: A Coastal Climate Injustice: Chelsea, MA
Jinwoo Kang, Williams College Fall 2020: A Fighting Chance: Cancer Alley
Stefan Kuklinsky S’20: Pollution in Port: Cruise Ship Emissions – Problems and Solutions
Hazel Atwill F’19: The Future of the Liquified Natural Gas Facility in Tacoma, Washington
Colin Goodbred F’19: Towards Sustainable Native Hawaiian Access to Green Sea Turtle Take