Scientists, researchers, and educators from academic institutions, non-profits, and government are working together to bring cutting-edge knowledge and innovation to the marine sciences and marine management.


New York

Murray Fisher

Executive Director New York Harbor Foundation

Gary Gysin

President and CEO, Liquid RoboticsĀ®

New York

Eric Johansson

Professor of Marine Transportation, SUNY Maritime


Mike Schaadt

Director, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

New Jersey

Lisa Auermuller

Watershed / Outreach Coordinator, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve

New Jersey

Tony MacDonald

Director, Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute

"Bridging science and policy to enhance the quality of life for future generations"

Kevin Stokesbury, Ph.D.

Chair Department of Fisheries Oceanography, School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

"Science for the ocean economy"

Kate Williams

Wildlife and Renewable Energy Program Director, Biodiversity Research Institute

"Improving our understanding of ocean wildlife"