Contributors

The people and organizations listed below made major intellectual or financial contributions to the Ocean Health Index.  This project owes its existence to the hard work and commitment of these forward-thinking leaders.

Science Contributors

LEAD SCIENCE TEAM

Benjamin S. Halpern

Lead Scientist, Ocean Health Index 
Research Scientist, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) 
Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California at Santa Barbara
Professor, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group
member of original Steering Committee

Karen McLeod

Lead Principal lnvestigator, Ecosystem Health Working Group 
Managing Director, COMPASS 
Department of Zoology 
Oregon State University 
Corvallis, Oregon

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group

Steven Katona

Managing Director, Ocean Health Index 
Moore Center for Science and Oceans 
Conservation International

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group
member of original Steering Committee

Catherine S. Longo

Project Scientist 
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) 
University of California at Santa Barbara

Andrew Rosenberg

Director, Center for Science and Democracy 
Union of Concerned Scientists
Cambridge, Massachusettes

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group


NATIONAL CENTER FOR ECOLOGICAL ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS (NCEAS), 
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA BARBARA

Benjamin Best

Project Scientist
Bren School of Management 
University of California at Santa Barbara

Benjamin S. Halpern

Lead Scientist, Ocean Health Index 
Research Scientist, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) 
Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California at Santa Barbara
Professor, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group
member of original Steering Committee

Darren Hardy

Senior Analyst 
Current affiliation: Stanford University, Digital Library Systems

Catherine S. Longo

Project Scientist
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
University of California at Santa Barbara

Melanie Frazier

Senior Analyst
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
University of California at Santa Barbara

Julia Stewart

Staff Researcher
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) 
University of California at Santa Barbara

Courtney Scarborough

Staff Researcher 
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) 
University of California at Santa Barbara


SEA AROUND US PROJECT, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Danielle Knip

Catch Reconstruction Coordinator

Kristin Kleisner

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 
Fisheries

Daniel Pauly

Professor, Fisheries Centre & Zoology 
Principal Investigator, Sea Around Us Project

member of original Steering Committee

Rashid Sumaila

Professor and Director, UBC Fisheries Centre

Dirk Zeller

Senior Research Fellow and Sea Around Us Project Manager

Kyrstn Zylich

Research Assistant 
Catch Reconstruction


CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL

Steven Katona

Managing Director Ocean Health Index

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group
member of original Steering Committee

Elizabeth Selig

Conservation Scientist


NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM

Howard "Bud" Ris

President and CEO, 
New England Aquarium

Heather Tausig

Vice President, Conservation

member of original Steering Committee


ADDITIONAL SCIENTIFIC ADVICE AND PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTORS

Lydia Bergen

Conservation Professional
Boston, Massachusetts and New Zealand

Jacqueline Bort

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Daniel R. Brumbaugh

Long Marine Laboratory
University of California at Santa Cruz

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group

Kenneth S. Casey

Technical Director
US National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA

F. Stuart "Terry" Chapin

Department of Biology and Wildlife
Institute of Arctic Biology
University of Alaska
Fairbanks, Alaska

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group

Michelle Cho

Sustainable Seafood Programs Supervisor
New England Aquarium

Roger Cooke

Chauncy Starr Senior Fellow
Resources for the Future
Washington, DC

Chris Costello

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
University of California at Santa Barbara

Larry B. Crowder

Director, Center for Ocean Solutions
Professor, Hopkins Marine Station
Stanford University

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group

Kendra L. Daly

College of Marine Sciences,
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group

Andrew Dickson

Professor of Marine Chemistry,
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California at San Diego

member of original Steering Committee

Scott Doney

Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, Massachusetts

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group

Sylvia Earle

National Geographic Explorer in Residence
Founder, Mission Blue
Former Chief Scientist, NOAA

member of original Steering Committee

Cristiane Elfes

Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
University of California at Santa Barbara

Amber Fisher

Ocean Health Index Assistant
New England Aquarium

Baruch Fischoff

Howard Heinz University Professor
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Michael J. Fogarty

Northeast Fisheries Center
NOAA/NMFS
Woods Hole, Massachusetts

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group

Steven D. Gaines

Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
University of California at Santa Barbara

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group

Andrea Ghermandi

University of Venice
Venice, Italy

Kelsey Jacobson

Research Assistant
Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
University of California at Santa Barbara

Meghan Jeans

Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture Programs
New England Aquarium

Stacy Jupiter

Wildlife Conservation Society -Fiji

Leah B. Karrer

Senior Director, Marine Science
Science and Knowledge Division
Conservation International

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group
member of original Steering Committee

Les Kaufman

Department of Biology
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts

Scott Kraus

Vice President, Research, New England Aquarium

Kara Lavender Law

Sea Education Association (SEA)
Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Heather M. Leslie

Center for Environmental Studies and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group

Sarah Lester

Research and Program Manager, Sustainable Fisheries Group, Marine Science Institute and Bren School of Environmental Science and and Management
University of California at Santa Barbara

Larry Madin

Executive Vice President and Director of Research,
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, Massachusetts

member of original Steering Committee

Rod Mast

Oceanic Society
Ross, California

Elizabeth Neeley

Assistant Director of Science Outreach, COMPASS
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group

Paulo Nunes

The Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM)
Monaco

David Obura

Director, Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean (CORDIO) East Africa

Laura Onofri

University of Venice
Venice, Italy

Jennifer O'Leary

Post-doctoral Researcher
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
University of California at Santa Barbara

Emily Pidgeon

Senior Director, Strategic Marine Initiatives
Moore Center for Science and Oceans
Conservation International

Stephen Polasky

Department of Applied Economics
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

member of original Steering Committee

Marla Ranelletti

Staff Researcher
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
University of California at Santa Barbara

Jim Regetz

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
University of California at Santa Barbara

Alex Rogers

Professor in Conservation Biology
University of Oxford

member of original Steering Committee

Steve Running

Regents Professor/Director, Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG)
College of Forestry & Conservation
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana

Kevin St. Martin

Department of Geography
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group

Enric Sala

Explorer-In-Residence,
National Geographic Society

member of original Steering Committee

Jameal Samhouri

Research Fisheries Biologist,
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
NOAA/NMFS
Seattle, Washington

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group

Kimberly Selkoe

Marine Science Institute (MSI)
Center for Marine Assessment and Planning (CMAP)
University of California at Santa Barbara

Lisa Speer

Director, International Ocean Program
Natural Resources Defense Council

member of original Steering Committee

Peter Stevick

Adjunct Researcher
New England Aquarium

Greg Stone

Chief Scientist for Oceans, Executive Vice President
Moore Center for Science and Oceans
Conservation International

member of original Steering Committee

Heather Tallis

Natural Capital Project
Woods Institute for the Environment
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California

member of NCEAS Ecosystem Health Working Group

Sebastian Troëng

Vice President
Moore Center for Science and Oceans
Conservation International

Bryan Wallace

Oceanic Society
Ross, California




Advisory and Guidance

OCEAN HEALTH COUNCIL

Stone Gossard

Guitarist, Pearl Jam 
Committed Environmentalist

Steven McCormick

President and a Trustee of the Board, 
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Bart Sayle

Leader of The Breakthrough Group - Business Transformation Experts

Peter Seligmann

Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, 
Conservation International

Greg Stone, Co-Chair

Chief Scientist for Oceans, Executive Vice President,
Global Marine Division 
Conservation International

Theodore "Ted" Waitt

Co-founder, Gateway, Inc., 
Founder, Waitt Foundation

William “Beau” Wrigley Jr., Co-Chair

Private Investor, Philanthropist

Heather Ann Wrigley

Philanthropist, Actress


ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Niels Crone

Chief Operating Officer
Conservation International

John Francis

Vice President of Research, Conservation, and Exploration, 
National Geographic Society

Robert G. Haskell

Senior Vice President, Brand Management & Public Affairs, 
Pacific Life Insurance Company 
President, Pacific Life Foundation

Julie Packard

Executive Director, 
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Howard "Bud" Ris

President and CEO
New England Aquarium

Brandon Tidwell

Manager of Sustainability, 
Darden Restaurants




Communications & Outreach

CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL

Jennifer Assily

Website Researcher, Moore Center for Science and Oceans

Kevin Connor

Media Manager, Marketing and Communications

Ginny Farmer

Seascapes and Oceanscape Director, Moore Center for Science and Oceans

Keith Lawrence

Senior Director, Seascapes Program, Moore Center for Science and Oceans

Tina Lee

Ocean Health Index Coordinator, Moore Center for Science and Oceans

John Martin

Senior Video Producer and Cameraman, Marketing and Communications

Kim McCabe

Senior Director, News Strategy + Media Relations

Ashleigh McGovern

Director of Development, Moore Center for Science and Oceans

Savanna Nilsen

Website Researcher, Moore Center for Science and Oceans

Tim Noviello

Senior Manager, Marine Communications, Moore Center for Science and Oceans

Christy Osoling

Director, Finance and Operations, Moore Center for Science and Oceans

Erich Pacheco

International Manager, Ocean Health Index

Sebastian Perry

Production Assistant, Marketing and Communications

Paula Senff

Website Researcher, Moore Center for Science and Oceans

Vittoria Somaschini

Intern, Ocean Health Index

Peter Stonier

Senior Director of Visual Storytelling, Marketing and Communications

Alice Tripp

Intern, Ocean Health Index

Sebastian Troëng

Vice President, Moore Center for Science and Oceans

Karen Villeda

Marine Coordinator, Moore Center for Science and Oceans

Deb Zeyen

Communications Director, Ocean Health Index
Moore Center for Science and Oceans


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Carolyn Barnwell

Associate Producer, National Geographic Mission Programs

Mark Bauman

Senior Vice President, Content Development, Mission Programs 
Executive Vice President, National Geographic Television

Glynnis Breen

Director, Outreach, Explorers Program

Valerie Craig

Manager, Ocean Initiative

John Francis

Vice President of Research, Conservation and Exploration

Meigan Goodyer Henry

Director, Missions Media

Sarah Laskin

Vice President and COO, Mission Programs

Lucie McNeil

Vice President, Public Affairs Mission Programs


NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM

Regen Jamieson

Conservation Projects Coordinator

Tony LaCasse

Media Relations Director

Billy Spitzer

Vice President of Programs, Exhibits & Planning

Jane Wolfson

Vice President of Marketing


INDEPENDENT MULTIMEDIA SPECIALISTS

Laura Bowling

CEO, Pure Dakota Designs, LLC

Barbara W. Burst

Editor

Ann Conanan

Producer / Writer

Martha Conboy

Executive Producer

Cindy D’Agostino

Freelance Editor

Keith Ellenbogen

Underwater Photographer/Videographer

Laura Fravel

Producer/Writer

Arthur Hurley

Freelance Editor

Samira Kordestani

Owner, Samira Design

Cyndee Lord

Freelance Writer, News Stories

Matthew Oldfield

Photographer and Videographer

Jamie Pickell

Freelance Editor

Brigette Polmar

CEO, Brandspoken Communications

Christopher Scarffe

Director, Moz Images 
Filmmaker

Douglas Spiro

Owner/Producer, Spirovision

Tim Voit

Owner, Sewee Entertainment

Cory Wilson

Owner, The Collaborative

Ken Yagoda

Disposable Television

Wynette Yao

Producer/Director/Writer, Singing Cat Productions




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Special thanks to Conservation International and National Geographic for providing photo and video assets for the Ocean Health Index.

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