The has established a new center to promote interdisciplinary research on maritime issues affecting the United States.
The Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy, which is based at the academy, seeks to bring together academic, government, and private sector interests to look into these issues and come up with solutions. Initial topics of research include the Arctic, coastal management, maritime security, and resources.
“The Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy is an important organization for the academy and the U.S. Coast Guard," said Rear Adm. Sandra L. Stosz, superintendent of the academy, in a statement. “It will add value and enhance the national prominence of the academy through its unique ability to bridge policy and academic realms in facilitating innovative solutions to America’s maritime challenges.”
The center replaces the Center for Maritime and Strategy Studies, which formerly sponsored a distinguished visiting professor and residential fellow in maritime studies. For more information on the center, its staff, and its areas of research, visit its website at uscga.edu/cmps.