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

Barbara Block

affiliated researcher

Barbara is a professor and researcher at Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station where she studies the biology and ecology of pelagic fishes.

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Alexandria Boehm

affiliated researcher

Alexandria is an associate professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. 

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Meg Caldwell

advisor, deputy director, oceans, the david and lucile packard foundation

Meg is a former executive director of the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions. She now leads the Packard Foundation's Oceans and Fisheries teams.

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Francisco Chavez

affiliated researcher

Francisco is a biological oceanographer interested in how climate change and variability regulate ocean ecosystems on local and basic scales.

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Larry Crowder

affiliated researcher

Larry is professor of biology at Hopkins Marine Station and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

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Maria Damanaki

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. 

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