A new book for which I wrote the foreword, Preparing a Workforce for the New Blue Economy: People, Products and Policies, has been published by Elsevier. The book was edited by Rick Spinrad, the new Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under President Biden, and Liesl Hotaling, president of Eidos Education.
The book focuses on the New Blue Economy, an economy founded on emerging capabilities for acquiring data and developing knowledge that harnesses ocean resources for economic growth while protecting ocean health and ensuring social equity. The editors have brought together an exceptional group of experts and leaders for this book: oceanographers, marine policy specialists, policymakers, marine engineers, data literacy leaders, educators, economists, geologists, technologists, and entrepreneurs. Their insights make a significant contribution to advancing our understanding of the New Blue Economy and how to build the workforce that harnesses its potential.
The foreword and more details about the book can be accessed here.