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 a member of the OSB Committee on Ecosystem Management for Sustainable Marine Fisheries. His areas of expertise are the impact of physical processes on the ecology of plankton in lakes, estuaries, and the coastal ocean. Dr. Powell served as chair of the scientific steering committee of U.S. Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics (GLOBEC) from 1992-1997.

Michael Roman earned a Ph.D. in zoology in 1976 from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Roman is a professor at the Horn Point Laboratory at the Center for Environmental Science at the University of Maryland. His research interests focus on biological oceanography, zooplankton ecology, and plankton food web dynamics. Dr. Roman is currently the chair of the Coastal Ocean Processes (CoOP) scientific steering committee.

Thomas Royer earned his Ph.D. in physical oceanography from the Texas A&M University in 1969. From 1981 to 1996, Dr. Royer was a professor at the University of Alaska and is presently a professor at Old Dominion University. His primary areas of interest include mesoscale ocean circulation with emphasis on sub-polar gyres and coastal boundary currents. Dr. Royer is a former member of the Ocean Studies Board.

Lynda Shapiro earned her Ph.D. from Duke University in 1974. Since 1990, Dr. Shapiro has been the Director of the Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Oregon. Her primary areas of expertise are marine biology and biological oceanography. Dr. Shapiro is a former member of the Ocean Studies Board.

Anne Thompson earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1978 from Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Thompson is an atmospheric chemist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Thompson's research specialties are in air-sea gas exchange, the effects of anthropogenic activities (aviation, biomass burning) on tropospheric ozone ant the use of satellites to measure tropical ozone.

Andrew Weaver earned his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of British Columbia in 1987. Dr. Weaver is a professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria. His research interests focus on climate dynamics, ocean/climate/paleoclimate modeling, and the role of the ocean in climate change and variability. Dr. Weaver was a research participant in Canada's World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE).

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