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

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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Robert Richmond

advisory council member, director and research professor at university of hawai'i at manoa, kewalo marine lab

Richmond works to strike a balance between basic and applied research. He uses research results to inform the management and preservation of tropical marine ecosystems and marine biodiversity. 

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Joe Rizzi

advisory council member, founder of jupiter research foundation

Rizzi founded Jupiter Research Foundation in 2003 to develop new technologies that can monitor the natural world and report the findings to the public. He has helped launch many companies, including SanDisk Corporation and Symantec.

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Chris Scholin

management committee, affiliated researcher

Chris is the president and CEO of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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Margaret Spring

management committee

Margaret is the Vice President of Conservation and Science at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Buzz Thompson

affiliated researcher

Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson is the Perry L. McCarty director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University, the Robert E. Paradise professor in Natural Resources Law at Stanford Law School, and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

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