The Center for the Blue Economy:  Advisory Council

The eleven member Advisory Council represents a wealth of knowledge and depth of experience in ocean and coastal sustainability that is unique. With backgrounds ranging from marine science to policy to business, the Advisory Council helps to shape the future of the Center for the Blue Economy.

James (Jim) Boyd
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth, Resources for the Future (RFF)
Director of Social Science and Policy, National Science Foundation’s Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
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Sarah Chasis
Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (NRDC)
Director, NRDC Oceans Program
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Michael Conathan
Director of Ocean Policy, Center for American Progress
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Margaret Davidson (We are sad to report that Margaret passed away in May of 2017--here is a link to a remembrance)
Acting Director and Senior Leader for Coastal Inundation and Resilience, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
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Jeff Dayton-Johnson (ex-officio)
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Institute, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
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Sylvia Earle
Founder, Sylvia Earle Alliance and Mission Blue
Founder, Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (DOER Marine)
Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society 
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Deborah and Robin Hicks
Trustees, Loker Foundation
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Judith Kildow
Founder and Director Emeritus, National Ocean Economics Program
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Geraldine Knatz
Professor of the Practice of Policy and Engineering, University of Southern California (USC) Price School of Public Policy, joint appointment with the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
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Pawan Patil
Senior Economist, The World Bank
Executive Chairman, House of Innovation Holdings
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William (Bill) Sharpe
Professor of Finance, Emeritus, Stanford University's Graduate School of Business
Nobel Prize Laureate 1990, Economic Sciences
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