Advisory Board | World Ocean Observatory

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Board of Directors (2020)*
Peter Neill, Chair, Director
Tundi Agardy
Trisha Badger
Mary Barnes
Abigail Barrows
Matthew Murphy

* 100% of the board participates in annual giving to the W2O

Board of Advisors (2020)
The following individuals, among others, have participated significantly
in the development of the World Ocean Observatory. 
 

CLIMATE SCIENCE
Paul A. Mayewski

Professor/Director
Climate Change Institute
University of Maine
Bangor, Maine
MARINE CONSERVATION
Dr. Roger Payne
Founder, President
The Ocean Alliance, Whale Conservation Institute
Lincoln, Massachusetts
MEDIA
David Conover

Executive Director, Producer
Compass Light Productions
Camden, Maine
MARKETING
John Seifert
Chairman
Ogilvy and Mather North America
New York, New York
INVESTMENT
Peter Davidson
Co-Founder & CEO
Aligned Intermediary (AI)
New York, New York
FISHERIES / INNOVATION
Thor Sigfusson
Founder, Ocean Cluster House
Author and public speaker
Reykjavik, Iceland
ENVIRONMENT: ASIA
Isabel Hilton

Founder, CEO
ChinaDialogue Trust
London, England
SEAFOOD SUSTAINABILITY
Michael McNicholas
CEO, Culinary Collaborations LLC
New York
SCIENCE & ADVOCACY
Sylvia Earle
Oceanographer
Founder/Chair, Mission Blue
Conservation International
Washington, D.C.
OCEAN LITERACY
Craig Strang
Associate Director
Lawrence Hall of Science
University of California, Berkeley
CONSERVATION & FINANCE
Christopher J. (Kim) Elliman
President
Open Space Institute
New York, New York
INVESTMENT
Charles O. Swenson
Senior Managing Director
Brock Capital Group
New York, New York
LEGAL COUNSEL
Peter P. McN. Gates
Partner, Retired
Carter, Ledyard & Milburn
New York, New York
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Dr. Mary Christina Wood

Philip H. Knight Professor, Faculty Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Program, University of Oregon School of Law
INNOVATIVE FINANCE
Robert A. Johnson
Executive Director,
Institute for New Economic Thinking
New York, New York
HUMAN RIGHTS
Ian Urbina
Investigative Journalist
New York Times
UNITED NATIONS AGENCIES
Dr. Jacqueline McGlade
UNEP
Copenhagen, Denmark
NAVAL ISSUES
Commodore Rajan Vir
President
The Indian Maritime Foundation
Pune, India
UN OCEAN LIASON
Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright
IOC-UNESCO; Ocean Frontier Institute
Nova Scotia, Canada
FMI:
director@thew2o.net