About OPWG

The Ocean Policy Working Group is an interdisciplinary graduate and professional student working group at Duke University.

The OPWG aims to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussions and collaborations that explore the political, economic, scientific and cultural dimensions of human interactions with the ocean. Our activities examine current issues involving the global oceans and the impact of these issues on marine policy and ocean governance. We strive to relate to an audience beyond those that directly study the coast.

Events, symposium, and membership in our listserv is open to all Duke affiliated students, staff, faculty, and alumni. We also collaborate with other professional student organizations like the Duke Water Network, The Coastal Society, DukeFish, and Duke’s newest ocean initiative, Oceans@Duke.

OPWG is co-sponsored by the Duke University Center for International & Global Studies and the Nicholas School of the Environment.