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Sea Grant In Latin America? Adapting The Us Sea Grant Model Of Linked Applied Research, Extension, And Education To A Latin American Context—Is There A Fit?, Matthew Wilburn King, Jim Tobey, Jill Hepp, Stephen Olsen, Barry Costa-Pierce May 2007

Sea Grant In Latin America? Adapting The Us Sea Grant Model Of Linked Applied Research, Extension, And Education To A Latin American Context—Is There A Fit?, Matthew Wilburn King, Jim Tobey, Jill Hepp, Stephen Olsen, Barry Costa-Pierce

Matthew Wilburn King PhD

This paper explores the application of the US Sea Grant model of applied research, extension, and education to two case studies in Latin America: Coastal Ecuador and the Gulf of Fonseca. The analysis is based on a series of meetings and roundtables with in-country partners and leaders of the US Sea Grant program. We conclude that the Sea Grant model provides an institutional structure that Latin America lacks and the model’s features would improve governance of marine and coastal resources through more effective linkages between coastal communities, universities, and policy/decision makers at local, national, and international levels.


An International Mission, Matthew Wilburn King Jan 2007

An International Mission, Matthew Wilburn King

Matthew Wilburn King PhD

University of Tulsa Magazine Publication Issue - Research: Bright Ideas


Sea Grant International: Extending The Model Of Applied Research, Extension/Outreach To Foreign Countries, Matthew Wilburn King, Dosoo Jang, Jill Hepp, Janelle Bruce Dec 2005

Sea Grant International: Extending The Model Of Applied Research, Extension/Outreach To Foreign Countries, Matthew Wilburn King, Dosoo Jang, Jill Hepp, Janelle Bruce

Matthew Wilburn King PhD

NOAA Research’s Office of International Activities and the National Sea Grant Office are extending the Sea Grant model to other countries. The National Sea Grant College Program is a proven, effective model to engage universities and government agencies acting in partnership to promote research, education and outreach/extension related to marine issues. Through network contacts at 30 universities and research institutes and the NOAA National Sea Grant Office, individual Sea Grant programs stay connected to issues at a national level while being responsive to local level needs. Because the Sea Grant model is inherently flexible — both culturally and administratively ...


“Sea Grant International: Final Report To The Department Of State, Oceans Environmental And International Scientific Affairs Initiative Grant Iaa#S-Oes-03-Iaa-001, Matthew Wilburn King Jul 2004

“Sea Grant International: Final Report To The Department Of State, Oceans Environmental And International Scientific Affairs Initiative Grant Iaa#S-Oes-03-Iaa-001, Matthew Wilburn King

Matthew Wilburn King PhD

In April 2002, NOAA Research’s Office of International Activities (IA) submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Initiative (OESI) to assess the feasibility of adapting the Sea Grant model of linked applied research, extension and education to Latin America and the Wider Caribbean region. The overall goal was to determine whether or not university-based programs with these three features could serve as an appropriate institutional mechanism to address critical marine and coastal resource issues in a developing country context. The initiative was catalyzed as a result of ...


Sea Grant Internacional Informe Final Al Departamento Del Estado, Matthew Wilburn King Jul 2004

Sea Grant Internacional Informe Final Al Departamento Del Estado, Matthew Wilburn King

Matthew Wilburn King PhD

En Abril del año 2002, la oficina de Actividades Internacionales de NOAA Research (IA) sometió una propuesta a la iniciativa de Océanos y Asuntos Internacionales del Medioambiente y las Ciencias (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Initiative), mejor conocido como “OESI”, para explorar la posibilidad de adaptar el modelo Sea Grant de investigación aplicada, extensión, y educación en América Latina y el Caribe. El propósito de la investigación era de determinar si programas basados en Universidades con estos tres componentes puedan servir como el mecanismo institucional apropiado para resolver los problemas de manejo de recursos marinos y costeros en ...


Establishing Long Term Coastal And Marine Programs In Latin America And The Caribbean Pilot Studies Of Ecuador And The Gulf Of Fonseca Integrating Education, Applied Research And Extension Background Paper No. 2, Matthew Wilburn King Jun 2004

Establishing Long Term Coastal And Marine Programs In Latin America And The Caribbean Pilot Studies Of Ecuador And The Gulf Of Fonseca Integrating Education, Applied Research And Extension Background Paper No. 2, Matthew Wilburn King

Matthew Wilburn King PhD

This document is the second of two background papers that have been prepared to explore the feasibility of adapting the Sea Grant model of University-based education, research and extension to countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. It is part of an initiative directed by the NOAA/OAR Office of International Activities and the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center and Sea Grant Program. Financial support comes from the U.S. State Department’s Ocean, Environment and Science Initiative, and the NOAA National Sea Grant Office. The initiative was catalyzed by expressions of interest from government and university officials ...


The Sea Grant Approach To Coastal And Marine Research, Extension, And Education A Review Of International Experience And Opportunities: Background Paper No. 1, Matthew Wilburn King May 2004

The Sea Grant Approach To Coastal And Marine Research, Extension, And Education A Review Of International Experience And Opportunities: Background Paper No. 1, Matthew Wilburn King

Matthew Wilburn King PhD

This paper describes the defining features of the U.S. Sea Grant College Program, summarizes the experience of Sea Grant with international partnerships, reviews applications of Sea Grant type programs in other countries, and explores other similar program experience with linked education, research and extension. This paper is part of a NOAA initiative to identify strategies for adapting the Sea Grant model to selected developing nations and to create a global network of institutions dedicated to discovering and applying the knowledge, values and technologies needed for more sustainable forms of coastal development and conservation.


A Network Of Centers Of Applied Research, Extension And Education For Coastal Ecosystems In Latin America And The Caribbean: A Concept Paper, Matthew Wilburn King Mar 2004

A Network Of Centers Of Applied Research, Extension And Education For Coastal Ecosystems In Latin America And The Caribbean: A Concept Paper, Matthew Wilburn King

Matthew Wilburn King PhD

This phase of the Sea Grant International program has provided an extensive foundation of research and analysis by which to assess the feasibility of adapting the Sea Grant model to an international context. From this experience we propose to establish a university-based network in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that integrates activities in extension, public education and applied research to address the issues posed by the accelerating decline of the region’s coastal and marine ecosystems. This decline of coastal ecosystems has major implications for the health, livelihoods and quality of life in the LAC region. At stake are ...


In Defense Of Marine And Coastal Resources, Matthew Wilburn King Jul 2003

In Defense Of Marine And Coastal Resources, Matthew Wilburn King

Matthew Wilburn King PhD

The presentation covered a case study of the Gulf of Fonseca, a complex region shared by Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador. It includes 261 km of coastal land, including mangroves, lagoons, and estuaries, and it is home to more than seventy species of migratory birds and more than twenty-two species of mammals and reptiles. It comprises twenty-two percent of the mangrove coast along the Central Pacific coast of Central America, and it has been directly linked to ninety percent of the fish production in the region. The Gulf serves to stabilize soils, protect the coast, and trap nutrients.


Evolution Of Credit Union Philosophy, Matthew Wilburn King Jan 2003

Evolution Of Credit Union Philosophy, Matthew Wilburn King

Matthew Wilburn King PhD

This paper explores the history and evolution of credit union philosophy. The evolution of credit union philosophy spans nearly 150 years. It’s a story that begins in the middle of 19th century Europe as it was emerging from a long history of feudal relations and tyrannical rule that created “the miserable economic conditions of the period and the realization that people would have to take action themselves if their lives were to improve.”1 The democratic ideals that were so eloquently articulated by classical liberal philosophers such as John Locke and Thomas Hobbes began to be increasingly institutionalized during ...