Global Oceans Board of Directors

Dawn J. Wright, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Esri, Inc., Redlands, California; Professor of Geography and Oceanography at Oregon State University; Director, Seafloor Mapping/Marine GIS Laboratory, Oregon State University; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Fellow, Aldo Leopold Leadership Program in science communication, Stanford University, Stanford, California.
Patrick N. Halpin, Ph.D., Gabel Associate Professor of the Practice of Marine Geospatial Ecology; Director, Geospatial Analysis Program, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Science, Duke University, Durham, NC; Principal Investigator, Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS-SEAMAP) program; Google Oceans Advisory Council.
Sylvia A. Earle, Ph.D., Founder, Mission Blue and SEAlliance; National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence; Founder, Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc.; Member, Advisory Councils of the Harte Research Institute, and the Ocean platform in Google Earth.
Gregory S. Stone, Ph.D. is an ocean scientist, explorer and global thought leader with over 10,000 dives throughout the Earth’s ocean down to 18,000 feet in submarines, SCUBA, underwater habitats and robotics. He contributed to the development of the Ocean Health Index and specializes in sustainable fishing, aquaculture, climate adaptation and seamount ecology. Greg is the Senior Science Advisor to the UN Special Envoy for Ocean and the World Economic Forum Ocean Program, and Chief Ocean Scientist for Deep Green Resources. Former roles include as Chief Scientist for Conservation International and as head of CI’s Global Ocean Program (2009-2018).
Jennifer E. Telesca, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice in the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Her research takes a critical approach to ocean studies, spanning the interests of the human-animal relationship, political ecology, science and technology in policy formation, trans-oceanic political economy and environmental diplomacy. She also serves as a Research Affiliate at the Ocean Sustainability Centre of the University of Bergen in Norway.
George P. Hickey is Senior Specialist/Chemist, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Cardinal Health, Waukegan, Illinois; Emeritus Course Director, National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI); Instructor Trainer, Divers Alert Network (DAN).
Website-HS Jim Costopulos, CEO and Founder of Global Oceans. Former President and equity partner at a US industrial products company focusing on supply chain integration and distribution management for major industrial clients. His experience in supply chain strategy, global logistics and international business partnerships was instrumental in developing the Global Oceans operating model. BS, Biology, University of California, Irvine; published research on marine invertebrate physiology; with graduate work in marine invertebrate physiology, San Diego State University and Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute.