|The Ocean and Coastal Policy Center (OCPC) was established in 1987. It is a research center under the Marine Science Institute. It remains the only interdisciplinary research center affiliated with the University of California that focuses on ocean and coastal policy issues and concerns.
The general goal of the OCPC is to investigate the nexus between science, organizations and ecosystems. Affiliates of the center often adopt an interdisciplinary approach (that combine economics, ecology, policy analysis, history, ethnography, and sociology) to examine the relationship between industrial society and marine and coastal systems of the Pacific Coast.
Center affiliates are conducting research on the meanings of marine ecosystem management and planning (with a focus on the National Marine Sanctuary Program), biodiversity conservation policymaking, ecological restoration, watershed planning and management, California offshore oil and gas activities, and bioregional or place-based activism.
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