2021 in the American Blue Economy | American Blue Economy Podcast

December 14, 2021

Recapping the 10 episodes of 2021 + 2022 sneak peak!

In this month's episode of the American Blue Economy Podcast, our host Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet looks at the year in review for the podcast series. Joined by ASPN Producer Tyler Buckingham, we hear about the origins of the American Blue Economy Podcast in NOAA, and highlights of the 10 episodes since the first showing in April are shared Tyler and Tim take us through the diverse topics such as coral reefs, fisheries and seafood, marine transportation, ocean mapping and exploration, and the fun stuff - coastal tourism and recreation. They also touch on the star-studded list of guests over the year, including Senators, celebrities, science center directors, leaders in government and the private sector, and the special interview in September with the discoverer of the RMS Titanic, Dr. Robert Ballard.  We finish with a look at the series for 2022, which is shaping up to be another good ride.

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Adm. Tim Gallaudet

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.