cused on magmatic and tectonic contributions to mid-ocean ridge evolution and hydrothermal activity at the Endeavour Segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge. In 2008, she participated in the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship and worked on coastal and ocean policy and legislation in the U.S. Senate. Prior to her Ph.D. work, she was a research associate in physical oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Since joining the NRC staff in 2008, she has worked on a number of studies including Critical Infrastructure for Ocean Research and Societal Needs in 2030 (2011), Realizing the Energy Potential of Methane Hydrate for the United States (2010), Science at Sea: Meeting Future Oceanographic Goals with a Robust Academic Research Fleet (2009), and Oceanography in 2025: Proceedings of a Workshop (2009).

Elizabeth A. Eide is a Senior Program Officer with the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. Prior to joining the NRC in this capacity in 2005, she worked for 12 years as a researcher, team leader, and laboratory manager at the Geological Survey of Norway in Trondheim. Her research on large-scale crustal processes in many areas of the world included use of isotope geochronology, petrology, and field observations, and collaboration with academia and the private sector. She is author or coauthor of more than 40 research papers and 10 Geological Survey reports, and she has directed 10 studies at the NRC. She completed a Ph.D. in geology at Stanford University and received a B.A. in geology from Franklin and Marshall College.

Jeremy Justice was a Senior Program Assistant with the Ocean Studies Board from 2008 to 2011. He earned a B.A. in international and area studies from the University of Oklahoma in 2008. While at the NRC, Mr. Justice worked on Science at Sea: Meeting Future Oceanographic Goals with a Robust Academic Research Fleet, Ecosystem Concepts for Sustainable Bivalve Mariculture, Assessment of Sea-Turtle Status and Trends, and Tsunami Warning and Preparedness: An Assessment of the U.S. Tsunami Program and the Nation’s Preparedness Efforts in addition to this report.

Lauren Harding joined the Ocean Studies Board as a program assistant in August 2011. In 2011, she graduated from High Point University majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. As an undergraduate, she conducted an independent research project on cave ecosystems, which she presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Southeastern Biologists. Prior to her position at OSB, Lauren was a marketing and accounting assistant with Webco General Partnership, a company of the U.S. military resale market.

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