Dr. Stephen Hynes – The Relevancy of Marine and Environmental Economics in a World of Ever Increasing Natural Resource Constraints

In this podcast Dr. Stephen Hynes, scientific director in the Whitaker Institute, discusses his own area of research in marine and environmental economics and policy and the broader work of the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit in the Whitaker Institute. He reflects on why he first developed a passion for this area of research and why environmental economics is now so relevant in a world of ever increasing natural resource constraints. He also outlines what the ocean economy is and why there is a new policy interest in the development of marine industries at both a national and EU level.