June 2: NOAA, BEA to announce first-of-its-kind U.S. marine economy estimate

May 29, 2020
The Port of Los Angeles. In the U.S., where over half live along the coast and more than 78 percent of overseas trade by volume comes and goes along our marine highways, the health of the coasts is intricately connected to the health of the nation's economy.

On Tue., June 2, NOAA and the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis will announce findings from a new measure of the value of America’s marine economy, also known as our “blue economy.” For these statistics, experts considered ten sectors representing businesses dependent on the nation’s oceans, coasts and Great Lakes between the years 2014 and 2018. With the addition of new sectors and methods, these statistics are the most comprehensive and accurate produced to date. 

Media are invited to join this teleconference to hear findings from the U.S. Ocean Economy Statistics and ask questions of our experts.

Press teleconference on the 2014-2018 U.S. Marine Economy Statistics, followed by Q&A.

Tue., June 2, 1:00 p.m. ET


  • Nicole LeBoeuf, acting director, NOAA’s National Ocean Service

  • Monica Grasso, chief economist, NOAA

  • Kate Quigley, economist, NOAA

  • Ted Morgan, economist, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Dial-in: 1-415-228-4969 (international toll-free: 888-831-6084)

Jennie Lyons, NOAA, 202-603-9372