COL Strategic Advisory Committee

The Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC) is composed of members elected by affiliate institutions, representing different sectors of the ocean community. The COL director and senior management team meet regularly with the SAC to seek advice on COL’s plans and activities. Together the SAC provides input for COL’s future directions and strategic goals.

James A. Austin, Jr.

Senior Research Scientist, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin

Jorge Brenner

Executive Director for the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS)

Heidi Cullen

Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives and Director of the Information and Technology Dissemination Division at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

Jacqueline Dixon

Professor, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida

Kristin Kleisner

Lead Senior Scientist and Associate Vice President for Oceans Science (EDF)

Gerhard F. Kuska

Executive Director, MARACOOS

Margaret Leinen

Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Dean of the School of Marine Sciences

S. Bradley Moran

Dean of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and Professor of Oceanography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Becky Pearson

Chief Operations Officer, Great Lakes Observing System

Holly Woytak

Geographic Information Systems Analyst, Fugro