The American Blue Economy Podcast with Admiral Tim Gallaudet

April 21, 2021

Get on board the American Blue Economy Podcast

Admiral Tim Gallaudet launches the American Blue Economy Podcast on ASPN with a jam-packed first episode featuring U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska, along with several other former NOAA officials who worked directly on the Agency's development of the Blue Economy Strategic Plan. This expansive episode will set the stage for the rest of the series by covering pre-pandemic trends and post-pandemic trajectories in areas such as marine transportation, ocean tourism and recreation, sustainable seafood, coastal resilience, and ocean mapping and exploration. Come along with Admiral Gallaudet on the American Blue Economy Podcast, only on ASPN!

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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.