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.
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.
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.
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.
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.