The power of our approach derives from assembling graduate students from the IoES, the School of Public Affairs, the School of Law, and the School of Management. Student teams from these schools will evaluate the technical, administrative, legal and financial capacity of islands, and conduct a basic assessment of the environmental assets and policy landscape. Their project findings will form a tool-kit, which will allow islands to evaluate the potential of sustainable growth of their blue economy, along with best practices to adopt and problems to avoid while pursuing it.

Project updates and associate resources will be updated throughout the year on each project page. A complete set of tools will be available in beta form in May 2019 and then piloted in two locations in subsequent years. A final tool-kit will be presented in summer 2021.