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Sea Secrets 2019 with Craig McLean – Acting Chief Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Join us as we travel the world with distinguished scientists and explorers at the edge of discovery. We invite you to learn about today’s global challenges from climate change to marine conservation during this series of evening programs designed for the non-scientific community.
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CRAIG MCLEAN If You Like Your Weather Forecast, Thank… an Oceanographer!
Why does your 7-day forecast hinge on ocean observations? How do the oceans affect Earth’s climate? What is being done in the science community to increase our knowledge of the oceans? Craig McLean, acting chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will answer these questions and more when he discusses the current state of ocean science and policy.
McLean is responsible for a network of NOAA research labora-tories and programs, including the Climate, National Sea Grant, Ocean Acidification, Weather Research, and Ocean Exploration programs, the latter which he founded. He serves as the U.S. representative to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Com-mission, a body of 149 nations leading the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. For more than 24 years, he served as a commissioned NOAA officer commanding research vessels both on and under the sea. An attorney who has practiced marine resource law for NOAA, he is a national fellow of The Explorers Club and a 250th Anniversary Fellow of Rutgers University.