What will Climate Change Mean for the Blue Economy? | American Blue Economy Podcast

October 19, 2021

Will new opportunities outweigh the costs of change?

This month on The American Blue Economy Podcast, our host Admiral Tim Gallaudet covers climate change - how climate change is impacting the American Blue Economy through warming oceans, ocean acidification, sea level rise, and other effects.  He will also discuss what can be done about it. Beginning with an introduction by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Admiral Gallaudet will be joined by an all-star panel including:

  • Dr. Peter DeMenocal, Director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution or WHOI:
  • Dr. Jim Reilly, former Director, USGS, and former NASA Astronaut
  • Bob Glazer, Chair, Gulf & Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) and Associate Research Scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission  
  • Dr. Amy McGovern, Professor at OU and Director of the NSF AI Institute for Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography, and
  • Rei Goffer, Chief Strategy Officer, Tomorrow.io.
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.