The Texas Coastal Exchange: An innovative ecological services marketplace

Editor's note: The following three posts are part of a three-part series that introduces The Texas Coastal Exchange (TCX), a trading clearinghouse involving the sale of ecological services. 

TCX is a project of Rice University's SSPEED Center (Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters), a university-based research and education organization established in 2007. The SSPEED Center organizes leading universities, researchers, emergency managers, and private and public entities to better address severe storm prediction and its impact on the Gulf Coast area.

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Part 1: THE TEXAS COASTAL EXCHANGE: IMPLEMENTING AN INNOVATIVE MARKETPLACE 

Part 2: THE TEXAS COASTAL EXCHANGE: SETTING A CARBON BASELINE AND TRADING STANDARDS

Part 3: THE TEXAS COASTAL EXCHANGE: TRADING RULES & STANDARDS

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Jim Blackburn is an environmental lawyer and planner, co-director of the SSPEED Center at Rice University, Professor in the Practice of Environmental Law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice and author of A Texan Plan for the Texas Coast, forthcoming, November 2017, Texas A&M University Press.

Dr. Henk Mooiweer has his doctorate in chemistry and is a specialist in creativity and innovation in his private company, Innovenate, and in his role as adjunct Professor at Rice University.  He is formerly with the Gamechanger Program among several other positions with Royal Dutch Shell.

Megan Parks is a Principal with AMB Parks Consulting, where her practice focuses on innovative compliance efforts, biomimicry and ecological valuation strategies.  She previously worked for over 15 years with BP Corporation, including work on the Deepwater Horizon spill.  Megan holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering. 



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