APPENDIX
B

Committee Roster

Worth D. Nowlin received his Ph.D. in physical oceanography from Texas A&M University in 1966 and has since held positions with the Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, and Texas A&M University. Dr. Nowlin is currently vice president of the Texas Institute of Oceanography, director of the Texas Center for Climate Studies, and a distinguished professor. His research interests include mesoscale and large-scale oceanic distributions of properties, dynamics of ocean circulation, shelf oceanography, systematic observations for climate studies, and research planning and management.

Jerry Aspland received an M.B.A. from California State University, Long Beach, in 1971 and holds an Unlimited Master's License from the U.S. Merchant Marine. Mr. Aspland recently retired as president of ARCO Marine, Inc. (AMI), a subsidiary of the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). As president, he was responsible for AMI's tanker fleet and for the effective transportation of ARCO crude oil worldwide. Mr. Aspland was recently named president of the California Maritime Academy.

Kenneth Brink earned a Ph.D. in geology and geophysics in 1977 from Yale University. Dr. Brink has been a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution since 1980. He is presently on the editorial board of a number of journals related to physical oceanography. Dr. Brink also serves as chairman of the Ocean Studies Board. His research interests include coastal trapped waves, shelf dynamics, and coastal upwelling.

Paul Epstein earned an M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1969 and an M.P.H. in tropical public health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1983. Dr. Epstein is presently on the staff of the Harvard School of Public Health. His professional interests include the role of the marine environment and the potential impact of global change on public health.

John Flipse holds deuces from New York University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Flipse recently retired from his position as director of the Offshore Technology and Research Center at Texas A&M University, and is presently professor emeritus. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Marine Technology Society and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a past chairman of the National



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The Global Ocean Observing System: Users, Benefits, and Priorities APPENDIX B Committee Roster Worth D. Nowlin received his Ph.D. in physical oceanography from Texas A&M University in 1966 and has since held positions with the Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, and Texas A&M University. Dr. Nowlin is currently vice president of the Texas Institute of Oceanography, director of the Texas Center for Climate Studies, and a distinguished professor. His research interests include mesoscale and large-scale oceanic distributions of properties, dynamics of ocean circulation, shelf oceanography, systematic observations for climate studies, and research planning and management. Jerry Aspland received an M.B.A. from California State University, Long Beach, in 1971 and holds an Unlimited Master's License from the U.S. Merchant Marine. Mr. Aspland recently retired as president of ARCO Marine, Inc. (AMI), a subsidiary of the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). As president, he was responsible for AMI's tanker fleet and for the effective transportation of ARCO crude oil worldwide. Mr. Aspland was recently named president of the California Maritime Academy. Kenneth Brink earned a Ph.D. in geology and geophysics in 1977 from Yale University. Dr. Brink has been a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution since 1980. He is presently on the editorial board of a number of journals related to physical oceanography. Dr. Brink also serves as chairman of the Ocean Studies Board. His research interests include coastal trapped waves, shelf dynamics, and coastal upwelling. Paul Epstein earned an M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1969 and an M.P.H. in tropical public health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1983. Dr. Epstein is presently on the staff of the Harvard School of Public Health. His professional interests include the role of the marine environment and the potential impact of global change on public health. John Flipse holds deuces from New York University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Flipse recently retired from his position as director of the Offshore Technology and Research Center at Texas A&M University, and is presently professor emeritus. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Marine Technology Society and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a past chairman of the National

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The Global Ocean Observing System: Users, Benefits, and Priorities Research Council's Marine Board, and a past member of the Ocean Studies Board. David Keeley earned a master's of geography and land use planning from Arizona State University in 1977. Mr. Keeley has been director of the Maine Coastal Program since 1981. He was a member of the Ocean Studies Board's Committee on Science Policy and the Coastal Ocean. He has over 12 years of experience in environmental management, policy development, and planning, with particular emphasis on coastal and estuarine issues related to water quality, land use, and public outreach at the local, state, and regional levels. Thomas Powell earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1970. Dr. Powell is now a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and is also a member of the Ocean Studies Board's Committee on Ecosystem Management for Sustainable Marine Fisheries. His areas of expertise are the impact of physical processes (such as currents, waves, and mixing) on the ecology of plankton in lakes, estuaries, and the coastal ocean and measurement and modeling of physical and biological processes. Peter Rhines received his Ph.D. from Trinity College, Cambridge University, in 1967. He is interested in geophysical fluid dynamics, ocean circulation, and computer modeling. Dr. Rhines is professor of oceanography and atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of both the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society, and a former member of the National Research Council's Ocean Studies Board. Brian Rothschild earned a Ph.D. in vertebrate zoology from Cornell University in 1962. Dr. Rothschild serves on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. His main research interests are in the fields of ecology of fishes, marine ecology, population dynamics, and resource policy. He is a former member of the Ocean Studies Board and served on both the board's Committee on Fisheries and the committee that produced the 1994 National Research Council report, Review of U.S. Planning for the Global Ocean Observing System. Douglas Wallace received his Ph.D. in chemical oceanography from Dalhousie University in 1985 and is presently a scientist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. His research interests include oceanic uptake of fossil fuel carbon dioxide, oceanic distribution of anthropogenic tracers and natural halogens, and cycling of carbon dioxide and oxygen on continental shelves.

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The Global Ocean Observing System: Users, Benefits, and Priorities Robert Weller received his Ph.D. in oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Weller is currently senior scientist with tenure at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His research interests include experimental work in observing and understanding the response of the upper ocean to atmospheric forcing. Herbert Windom received his Ph.D. in earth science from the University of California, San Diego, in 1968. Dr. Windom is presently director of the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, of the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include marine environmental quality, chemical oceanography, marine biochemistry of trace elements, and environmental effects of dredging.

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