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

Michael Mantell

advisory council member, president of the resources legacy fund

Michael Mantell founded the Resource Legacies Fund to help design and administer initiatives for philanthropic foundations and individuals that result in significant conservation achievements.

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Leah Meth

packard ocean research fellow

Leah's work focuses on tropical marine conservation in the Pacific and Latin America, and explores themes including community-based management, climate change and ocean acidification, small-scale fisheries, and MPA governance.

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Stephen Monismith

affiliated researcher

Stephen is currently director of the Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory and chair of Stanford University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

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Julie Packard

advisory council member, executive director of the monterey bay aquarium

Julie Packard is the executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and has served in that position since the Aquarium opened in 1984. With a mission to inspire conservation of the oceans, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is widely acknowledged as a leader among aquariums worldwide.

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Stephen Palumbi

affiliated researcher

Stephen is the Director of Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey, California.

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Ralph Rayner

advisory council member, director of energy and environment at bmt group

Rayner uses more than 25 years of experience in oceanography and consult and guide maritime services and government agencies on ocean issues. He is also a Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics.

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