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APPENDIX A BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WILLIAM S. GAITHER is vice chairman of the Roy F. Weston Company, one of the nation's leading environmental consulting organizations, having served as outside director for 14 years. For the two previous decades, 1967 to 1987, Dr. Gaither served in administrative capacities in two universities. At the University of Delaware he led the Graduate College of Marine Studies as its founding dean for 14 years, achieving Sea Grant College status, full membership in the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS), and establishing a major campus at Lewes, Delaware. As president of Drexel University his principal achievements include doubling sponsored research, doubling alumni contributions' introducing long-range planning, completing the total integration of computing into the curriculum, and expanding both physical facilities and the academic program. He holds a B.S. degree in engineering from Rose Polytechnic Institute, and an M.S. degree in engineering and M.A. and Ph.D degrees in civil engineering from Princeton University. Dr. Gaither has experience dealing with Congress, its committees, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, state government, and public interest groups. He also has had experience with port and coastal development engineering in the private sector. He was a member of the Marine Board from 1975-1981 and has chaired other study panels. DAYTON L. ALVERSON has been a managing partner in Natural Resources Consultants for 7 years, where he has been engaged in fisheries manage- ment and development activities. During most of his career he has par- ticipated in fisheries biology research and management. He has held positions at the Washington State Department of Fisheries and the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, including associate director for fisheries and associate regional director for resource programs. From 1971-1979, Dr. Alverson served as the director of the Northwest and Alaska Fisheries Center. He is also a member of the faculty at the School of Fisheries and Institute of Marine Studies of the University of Washington. Dr. Alverson holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in fisheries from the University of Washington. ROBERTSON P. DINSMORE has had many years of experience managing ship operations and outfitting ships for scientific research and marine pro- grams at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He also acts as a consultant to the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval 61
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62 Research on research ship operations and shipboard scientific instrumen- tation. He holds a B.S. degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and an M.S. degree in physical oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Until the end of 1986, he was chairman of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) Fleet Replacement Committee. He continues to serve as a committee member. Captain Dinsmore is also chairman of the Marine Technology Society Oceanographic Ships Committee. In the past, he served as chief of the Marine Sciences Division of the Coast Guard and held various other positions of responsibility in the Coast Guard, including program manager, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Oceanographic Unit, and commander of a Coast Guard cutter. In 1982, he received the National Science Foundation Distinguished Service Award. HUGH F. LOWETH served in federal government administration from 1945 until his retirement in 1986. From 1973 through 1986, he was deputy associate director of the Office of Management and Budget, responsible for energy and science. The major agencies under his cognizance were the Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Admini- stration, and the National Science Foundation. He also worked with the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the development of strategic planning and issue assessments. Mr. Lowe th is presently a consultant to the Southeastern University Research Association. He received a B.S. degree in political science from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, and has completed graduate studies in public administration at Syracuse University. THOMAS D. McILWAIN has been employed at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory for more than 20 years and additionally has served as the legislative assistant to a U.S. congressman. He holds a B.S. degree in phycology biology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in zoology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Additionally, he is a graduate of the School of Banking of the American Institute of Banking. He has more than 20 years experience in marine fisheries management and develop- ment. He has had particular experience in the operation and maintenance of research vessels, including scheduling of cruises, maintenance and repair activities, and budgeting for vessel use. Dr. McIlwain is the author or coauthor of numerous articles concerning fisheries management. ROBERT C. MUNSON was a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra- tion commissioned corps officer for over 34 years. He retired as asso- ciate director, Office of Marine Operations, in 1985, a position he held for 4 years. He holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Cornell University and an M.S. degree in seismology and geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Admiral Munson has extensive ship- board experience conducting oceanographic and hydrographic survey operations and has had command of both oceanographic and hydrographic survey and research ships. He has had particular experience as a program manager for NOAA's fleet of ships in the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and the NOAA diving office. He is a member of several profes- sional associations and is a past President of the Hydrographic Society.
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63 J. EDWARD SNYDER, JR. has served as a consultant to various federal agencies in regard to questions of oceanographic and ocean engineering nature. He retired as oceanographer of the Navy in 1979, a position he held since 1971. During his last Naval assignment, he assisted in development of several countries' oceanographic programs through leasing of equipment and ships; he initiated an international information exchange in oceanography, including an exchange of personnel; and he provided a cooperative basis of data collection and exchange of informa- tion concerning technical developments and techniques. In addition, he negotiated agreements with several foreign governments to conduct bilateral oceanograpic survey programs. Also, under Admiral Snyder's direction, Navy oceanographic and meteorological commands were merged, providing a multispectrum environmental information support to the Navy. DON WALSH is president, International Maritime Incorporated (IMI) and a former captain, U.S. Navy. He holds a B.S. degree in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in oceanography from Texas A&M University, and an M.A. degree in political science from San Diego State University. He has more than 30 years experience in research, teaching, and consulting in the oceanographic field. His 27 years of Navy experience included command of a submarine and designation as the Navy's first deep submergence vehicle pilot (Bathyscaph Trieste in 1959~. From 1979-1983 he was director (dean) of the Institute for Marine and Coastal Studies at the University of Southern California (USC). In addition, he was a full professor of ocean engineering at USC. Since 1983 Dr. Walsh has devoted himself to full-time management of IMI, which he founded in 1976. ROBERT A. WEIS retired from Amoco Production Company in 1986 as manager of Geophysics (worldwide) after 36 years service. He holds a B.S. degree in exploration geophysics from St. Louis University. Among other responsibilities at Amoco, he was accountable for the efficient and cost-effective implementation of state-of-the-art geophysical technology in data acquisition, processing, and interpretational procedures for the company's worldwide exploration programs. He has had particular experience as a member of several high-level management committees responsible for the planning and budgeting of exploration operations programs and geophysical research and development. He was also a member of the management negotiating team that made the initial contacts in Russia, Poland, Romania, and China to determine the requirements to acquire hydrocarbon exploration and production licenses in these countries. Membership in professional societies includes the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
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