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Rear Admiral Gallaudet, PhD, USN (ret) is the CEO of Ocean STL Consulting. From 2017-2021, he served as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere / Deputy NOAA Administrator, and from 2017-2019 he also served as the Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere / NOAA Administrator. As Acting Administrator, he led the agency comprised of 20,000 federal employees and contractors managing the nation’s fisheries, coastal resources and waterways, weather satellites, weather services, and environmental research, overseeing a $6B annual budget and daily operations of 18 environmental satellites, 16 oceanographic ships, 9 aircraft, 450 boats, and 400 technical divers, 6 supercomputers, over a dozen laboratories, and several hundred field sites across the country. As the Deputy Administrator, he led NOAA’s Blue Economy activities that advance marine transportation, sustainable seafood, ocean exploration and mapping, marine tourism and recreation, and coastal resilience. Prior to NOAA, Rear Admiral Gallaudet served for 32 years in the US Navy, completing his career as the Oceanographer of the Navy. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the US Naval Academy, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, all in oceanography.
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The story of how the USN found its first Oceanographer!
October 18, 2022
From the East Coast, the West Coast, and the Gulf!
September 29, 2022
Be sure to pack your dry suit.
August 16, 2022
Part 2 of 3 of the ABEP Women Wavemakers Series!
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Learn how Force Blue supports veterans!
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The team and tech that brings the lost at sea home.
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How Ocean STEM Education will power the next generation.
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Recapping the 10 episodes of 2021 + 2022 sneak peak!
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A buzz word on the coast, but could it mean opportunity?
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Charting the course to new ocean opportunities.
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Remembering why we love the ocean
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The Marine Transport System: Revamped.
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