The Amazing Workforce Development Potential of the American Blue Economy | American Blue Economy Podcast

February 22, 2022

We're just at the tip of the iceberg!

In this month's episode of the American Blue Economy Podcast, our host Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet explores Blue Economy Workforce Development. This show dovetails nicely with our January episode on Blue STEM Education and Outreach. Tune in for key insights and examples about developing the next generation of blue tech professionals to support a thriving ocean economy. Our expert panel will surely not disappoint:

·  Dr. Shannon Campbell, Senior Associate Vice President for Coastal Operations here at the University of Southern Mississippi.

·  Tamara Kahn, Host of the Wave Makers Podcast and Principal at Lady Blue Tech Consulting.

·  Judith Underwood, CEO and Co-founder, Blue Institute Labs.

Show Transcription
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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.