Sylvia A. Earle

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Sylvia A. Earle "is an oceanographer with a B.S. degree from Florida State University M.S. and Ph.D. from Duke University. From 1980 to 1984 she served on the President's Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere. In 1990, she was appointed as Chief Scientist of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) where she served until 1992. In 1992 she founded Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (D O E R), to design, operate, support and consult on manned and robotic sub sea systems. Recognized by the Library of Congress as a Living Legend, Dr. Earle is presently Chairman of D O E R and an Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society. In addition, she serves as an Honorary President for the Explorers Club, Executive Director for Global Marine Conservation for Conservation International, and Program Coordinator & Advisory Council Chair for the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. She is an adjunct scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), a director of Kerr-McGee Inc., a director for the Common Heritage Corporation, and serves on various boards, foundations, and committees relating to marine research, policy, and conservation." [1]

Sylvia Earle "is chair of Deep Ocean Exploration Research, "Explorer in Residence" at the National Geographic Society, and an adjunct scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. She has led more than 60 expeditions worldwide in connection with her marine conservation research. An expert on the impact of oil spills, Sylvia has authored over 100 marine science publications, including Exploring the Deep Frontier, Sea Change, Wild Ocean, and The Atlas of the Ocean. She led the first team of women aquanauts in 1970 and holds a depth record for solo diving (1,000 meters)." [2]

Board member of Kerr-McGee "since 1999. Chair of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc., since 1992; Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic Society since 1998; and Program Director for the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, since 2001." [3]


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