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ELI publishes Research Reports available for free download that present the analysis and conclusions of the policy studies ELI undertakes to improve environmental law and policy. These reports contribute to education of the profession and disseminate diverse points of view and opinions to stimulate a robust and creative exchange of ideas. Those publications, which express opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the Institute, its Board of Directors, or funding organizations, exemplify ELI’s commitment to dialogue with all sectors.

Policy Options for a Bermuda Nearshore Marine Spatial Planning Process

Read D. Porter, Dr. Kathryn Mengerink, Bruce Myers, David Roche, Xiao Recio-Blanco
November 2016

Bermuda’s nearshore marine environment is a critical economic, environmental, and social resource that supports a wide array of recreational and commercial uses, including but not limited to commercial and recreational fishing, dive tourism, commercial and cruise shipping, and undersea cabling. These uses must coexist, and the challenge of managing the intensive use of the Bermuda Platform and other nearshore waters will increase in the future as new activities, like offshore energy and aquaculture facilities, are introduced. Read More >

Case Study: Austin, Minnesota

University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment
September 2016

In this case study, the University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment and the Environmental Law Institute examine floodplain buyouts in Austin, Minnesota that were funded by the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Back to list of floodplain buyout case studies Read More >

Case Study: Clyde, North Carolina

University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment
September 2016

In this case study, the University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment and the Environmental Law Institue examine floodplain buyouts in Clyde, North Carolina that were funded by the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Back to list of floodplain buyout case studies Read More >

Case Study: East Grand Forks, Minnesota

University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment
September 2016

In this case study, the University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment and the Environmental Law Institute examine floodplain buyouts in East Grand Forks, Minnesota that were funded by the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Back to list of floodplain buyout case studies Read More >

Case Study: Jefferson County, Wisconsin

University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment
September 2016

In this case study, the University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment and the Environmental Law Institute examine floodplain buyouts in Jefferson County, Wisconsin that were funded by the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Back to list of floodplain buyout case studies Read More >