The Center for Ocean Solutions Team

The skills, knowledge and expertise availible at the Center for Ocean Solutions spans marine and social sciences as well as law, representing the Center's interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving. Our team combines innovation and solid research to solving the intermediate and long-range challenges facing ocean health.
Specialty | Group

Maria Damanaki

advisory council member, global managing director for oceans at the nature conservancy

Maria Damanaki leads a global team focused on transforming how the world manages its oceans. Her work includes sustainable fisheries management, large-scale protection and restoration of coral reefs and other ecosystems, coastal resilience and a quantification of the value of the world’s oceans. 

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Mark Denny

affiliated researcher

Mark is the John B. & Jean DeNault Professor in Marine Sciences at Hopkins Marine Station.

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Rob Dunbar

affiliated researcher

Rob is the William M. Keck Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, and the Victoria P. and Roger W. Sant Director of the Earth Systems Program in the School of Earth Sciences.

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Chad English

advisory council member, science program officer, david and lucile packard foundation

English has spent the last decade working at the intersection of science, policy and communications. He has shaped a career around building a better exchange of science and information.

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Rod Fujita

affiliated researcher

Rod's work focuses on ecosystem resilience, characterization and control of cumulative impacts, and the development of markets for unpriced ecosystem services.

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Noah Idechong

advisory council member, senior fisheries advisor of palau conservation society

Noah Idechong combines traditional and modern knowledge to develop comprehensive models of marine conservation. His extensive work with Palau has played a major role in protecting the island's marine resources.

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