Marine and environmental resources are governed by complex policy processes. Their use involves trade-offs, and sometimes conflicts within and among communities. Their governance and management often necessitates participation of a multitude of actors, including governmental agencies at various levels, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, private sector, partnerships, and networks. These actors define policy problems in different ways, have different priorities on how to shape policy agendas, devise a range of policy solutions, and evaluate them using a multitude of criteria. And, of course, these actors have varying preferences on how to implement them. Our faculty conduct research, teach courses, and contribute to public service that address the above issues.