Speaker Profiles

Click on each name to learn more about the guest speaker.

Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence, called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and  first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine, is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for corporate and non-profit organizations

Larry Crowder, science director at the Center for Ocean Solutions; professor of biology at Hopkins Marine Station and a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, both part of Stanford University

Steven Gaines, dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at University of California Santa Barbara; former director of the UCSB Marine Science Institute

Stephen Hawkins, dean of Ocean and Earth Science at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, inaugural director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, an institute dedicated to providing a vehicle for collaborative research, learning, engagement and advocacy in major global change issues

Richard Harris, moderator, award-winning journalist, reports on science issues for NPR’s newsmagazines Morning EditionAll Things Considered, and Weekend Edition