James Fawcett

Expert in coastal regulations, ports, oil spills, international maritime rules and sea transportation

Marine Transportation/Seaport Specialist, Sea Grant, Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Adjunct Associate Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy


  • coastal land use planning and regulation
  • coastal zone management
  • coastal planning
  • intergovernmental relations
  • seaport management
  • seaport planning
  • seaborne cargo transportation and shipping
  • intermodal cargo
  • dredging (marine)
  • ports and coastal zone management
  • oil spills

Additional Information

  • Member, Lambda Alpha International (honorary land economics), Sigma Xi (honorary research), American Association of Port Authorities, LAX-Westchester-Marina del Rey Chamber of Commerce
  • Author, A Tale of Two Ports with 2020 Vision (1989); “Developing Korean Free Economic Zones for Maximum Impact in the 21st Century” (paper presented at the Korea Academy of International Commerce annual conference, Pusan, Korea, 2008); “Port Governance and Privatization in the United States: Public Ownership and Private Operation” in Devolution, Port Governance and Port Performance (Elsevier, 2007); “Port Continuity Planning: Maintaining the Region’s Economic Lifeblood, Proceedings of a Conference on Maritime Cargo Security” (USC Sea Grant Technical Report, 2007)
  • Co-author, Port Growth and Coastal Management (1991), California and Its Seaports (1991)


  • Spanish

Related links