Advisory Board | World Ocean Observatory

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Board of Directors (2020)*
Peter Neill, Chair, Director
Trisha Badger, Secretary, Managing Director
Tundi Agardy
Mary Barnes
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
to the development of the World Ocean Observatory. 

Paul A. Mayewski
Climate Change Institute
University of Maine
Bangor, Maine
Dr. Roger Payne
Founder, President
The Ocean Alliance, Whale Conservation Institute
Lincoln, Massachusetts
David Conover
Executive Director, Producer
Compass Light Productions
Camden, Maine
John Seifert
Ogilvy and Mather North America
New York, New York
Peter Davidson
Co-Founder & CEO
Aligned Intermediary (AI)
New York, New York
Thor Sigfusson
Founder, Ocean Cluster House
Author and public speaker
Reykjavik, Iceland
Sylvia Earle
Founder/Chair, Mission Blue
Conservation International
Washington, D.C.
Craig Strang
Associate Director
Lawrence Hall of Science
University of California, Berkeley
Christopher J. (Kim) Elliman
Open Space Institute
New York, New York
Charles O. Swenson
Senior Managing Director
Brock Capital Group
New York, New York
Peter P. McN. Gates
Partner, Retired
Carter, Ledyard & Milburn
New York, New York
Dr. Mary Christina Wood
Philip H. Knight Professor, Faculty Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Program, University of Oregon School of Law
Robert A. Johnson
Executive Director,
Institute for New Economic Thinking
New York, New York
Ian Urbina
Investigative Journalist
New York Times
Dr. Jacqueline McGlade
Copenhagen, Denmark
Philippe Vallette
Co-Chair, World Ocean Network
General Director, NAUSICAA
National Aquarium
Boulgone-sur-Mer, France
Isabel Hilton
Founder, CEO
ChinaDialogue Trust
London, England
Commodore Rajan Vir
The Indian Maritime Foundation
Pune, India
Alex MacCallum
SVP of New Products
and Ventures
New York Times
Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright
IOC-UNESCO; Ocean Frontier Institute
Nova Scotia, Canada