Global Oceans Board of Directors




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.

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.
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).