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.
advisor, 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.
advisor, 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.
advisor, 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.