Exploring the Wonders of Biotechnology in the American Blue Economy | American Blue Economy Podcast

February 14, 2023

Discover biotechnology's impact on the American Blue Economy

In this month's episode of the American Blue Economy Podcast, host Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, PhD, US Navy (ret) explores the many benefits of biotechnology to the American Blue Economy, Drawing from his recent article in Real Clear Science, 7 Technologies Revolutionizing Our Understanding of the Ocean | RealClearScience, he is assisted by 4 of his former colleagues from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These exceptional experts include: Dr. Kelly Goodwin, ‘Omics lead for NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research; Dr. Luke Thompson, Associate Research Professor with NOAA’s Northern Gulf Institute at Mississippi State University and NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorologic Laboratory; Dr. Jeanette Davis, a Marine Microbiologist, bestselling author, and Policy Advisor to the Deputy Undersecretary at NOAA; and Dr. Krista Nichols, Genetics and Evolution Program Manager at NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center and NOAA’s Omics Working Group Vice Chair. Be ready to be marveled by the magnificent field of marine microbiology in the American Blue Economy!

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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.