Meg Caldwell serves as the executive director for the Center for Ocean Solutions. She also directs the Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program at Stanford Law School, where her research and teaching focuses on the use of science in environmental and marine resource policy development and implementation as well as private and public incentives for natural resource conservation.
Larry Crowder is the science director at the Center for Ocean Solutions (COS). He is also a professor of biology at Hopkins Marine Station and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, both part of Stanford University.Previously, he was the Stephen Toth Professor of Marine Biology at Duke University.
As the director of education and training for the Center for Ocean
Solutions, Adina works to provide decision-maker education, workshop and
training opportunities, and to enhance graduate marine programs in the
Monterey Bay region.
As communications manager, Nora oversees the Center for Ocean Solutions communications program. Prior to joining the COS team, Nora directed communications and outreach for the North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) in Alaska, helping to build a clear understanding of the Arctic Ocean, Bering Sea and North Pacific ecosystems.
Masako Esparragoza is the office manager at the Center for Ocean Solutions. Masako has worked at Stanford University for over nine years in the capacities of office manager, project coordinator and executive assistant.
In her role as program manager of the Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum, Kimberly strives to promote healthy
oceans and fisheries through supporting the US fishery management process and
building capacity among decision makers.
Eric is a research analyst with the Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) focusing on coastal climate change adaptation planning. He joined COS as a research and curriculum development intern in November 2010.
Lucie Hazen joined COS in
February 2011 as a research analyst where she works with Science Director Larry Crowder
to build COS’s science vision. To
date, she has focused on coordinating COS interdisciplinary working groups and co-organized
the COS Ocean Policy course in summer 2011.
Rebecca Martone is the program lead for COS's Ecosystem Health focal area where she works to integrate natural and social science with policy and management to inform solutions supporting healthy and resilient coastal and marine ecosystems. An empirical ecologist, Rebecca's work has focused on ecosystem-based management and ecosystem services research.
Karen provides communications consulting to the Center for Ocean Solutions. She helps this young organization build its communications programs and brand including media relations, web development and publications.
Rod Fujita is a visiting fellow with the Center for Ocean Solutions, working on Marine Spatial Planning, managing for ecosystem resilience, characterization and control of cumulative impacts, and the development of markets for unpriced ecosystem services.
Ryan Kelly is a visiting fellow with Stanford University's Center for Ocean Solutions. Ryan's role is to bridge the divide between hard scientific data and policymakers' use of those data, bringing both technical and legal analysis to bear on issues affecting the coastal ocean.
Jane Lubchenco, former administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under President Obama, is a visiting fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions. She is working in an advisory capacity with the Center’s executive director, Meg Caldwell, and the Center’s science director, Larry Crowder, from April through June 2013.
Myriah is a Stanford Woods-Packard Fellow working with COS and the Packard Foundation on projects on the eradication of invasive
species that threaten seabird populations of the Pacific Ocean, the mitigation
of albatross and petrel bycatch, and the conservation of shorebird habitat
along the Pacific Flyway.
Ashley Erickson joined the Center for Ocean Solutions as an early career law and policy fellow in September 2011. At COS, she combines her national policy experience with her legal background in her work on COS’s coastal and marine spatial planning and climate change adaptation initiatives.
John N. (“Jack”) Kittinger is an early career fellow with a background as a human geographer and coastal ecologist with
broad interests in understanding and advancing solutions to complex problems that face society and the ocean
Jesse Port joined the
Center for Ocean Solutions as an early career science and policy fellow in January 2013. He earned his Ph.D. from the
University of Washington School of Public Health, where he was an investigator
within the Pacific Northwest Center for Human Health and Ocean Studies.
Kevan is a science early career fellow working with the Center for Ocean Solutions’ (COS) Land-Sea Interactions focal area. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University on coastal water quality research with Professor Alexandria Boehm. In partnership with MBARI, this research is the focus of his fellowship with COS.
Mike joined the Center for Ocean Solutions as a research intern in November 2009. He works primarily on the COS Climate Change focal area, helping to synthesize climate science for local decision-makers around the Monterey Bay area.
Liz joined COS as a research intern in July 2012. Her primary responsibility is assisting a COS
research analyst with projects related to COS’s working groups. She also teams with COS staff members working
on special projects and helps plan and execute workshops.
Zach started as a research intern with COS
in April, 2011 with a project investigating the effects of coastal armoring on
waterfront and non-waterfront properties. Currently he utilizes his interest in
socio-ecological systems in his on-going research with COS.
Corina Marks joined COS as
a research intern in June 2012. She
works on a project ground-truthing a cumulative impacts model (Halpern,
et. al.2009) that addresses multiple human activities such as fishing and
dredging on near-shore ecosystems within the California
Current. She is also a geographic
information systems (GIS) specialist.
David joined the Center for Ocean Solutions as a legal research assistant in spring 2011. He is a J.D. student at Stanford Law School ('13) and an M.S. student in
Stanford University's Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources