The Sailors for the Sea Science Advisory Committee apprises the organization of priority ocean issues, provides scientific background on relevant topics and programs.
Scott C. Doney, PH.D.
Dr. Charles F. Kennel, is the Director and Distinguished Professor, Emeritus of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California. He was educated in astronomy and astrophysics at Harvard and Princeton. He joined the UCLA Department of Physics in 1967 and the UCLA Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics in 1971. He undertook research and teaching in space plasma physics and astrophysics, and chaired the Physics Department from 1983 to 1986. Read more>>
James McCarthy, Ph.D., is the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography and from 1982 until 2002 he was the Director of Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology. He holds faculty appointments in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. He was one of the architects of Harvard's undergraduate degree program in Environmental Science and Public Policy, and he served as Head Tutor in this field of study for a dozen years. He is also past Master of Harvard's Pforzheimer House. Read more>>
Dr. Larry McKinney, is the Executive Director of Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Zoology in 1971, and a Ph.D. in Biology in 1976. He was also a Smithsonian Summer Fellow in 1976. Dr. McKinney effectively interacts with the many stakeholder interests in the Gulf of Mexico. Through his education and experience, he has the unique perspective to balance a healthy Gulf and a healthy economy. Read more>>
Dennis Nixon, Professor of Marine Affairs Dennis Nixon has served as the Associate Dean for Research and Administration at the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island since August, 2009. Prior to that, he served for 8 years as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the College of the Environment and Life Sciences. He has been a faculty member at the University of Rhode Island for the past 36 years, teaching courses in the area of marine and coastal law. Read More>>