Jerry M. Melillo (NAS) (Chair)
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Consortium of Marine Research Institutions of
the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, Mexico
Kim A. Anderson
Oregon State University
Kenneth E. Arnold (NAE)
Worley Parsons | K. Arnold Consulting, Inc.
Elliot L. Atlas
University of Miami
Patrick A. Barnes
BFA Environmental Consultants
J. Ford Brett
Antonio J. Busalacchi, Jr. (NAE)
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Elizabeth (Terry) Fontham
Louisiana State University
New Orleans, Louisiana
Katherine H. Freeman (NAS)
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania
VADM Paul G. Gaffney II (NAE)
Monmouth University (Emeritus)
Columbia, South Carolina
William “Monty” Graham
University of Southern Mississippi
John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
Sara J. Graves
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Myron P. Gutmann
University of Colorado
Susan Hanson (NAS)
Anthony H. Knap
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
Gig Harbor, Washington
William S. Marras (NAE)
The Ohio State University
Louisiana Department of Education
Ocean Networks Canada
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Alonzo L. Plough
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, New Jersey
Liesel A. Ritchie
Oklahoma State University
Jonathan Samet (NAM)
University of Colorado Denver
The GRP would like to acknowledge and thank the numerous individuals who assisted and contributed to its work in 2017 as collaborators, advisors, participants in workshops and consensus studies, and grant and fellowship application reviewers—all of whom acted in a volunteer capacity. Without their efforts the work of the GRP would not be possible.
In addition, we would like to offer a special thanks to six departing GRP Advisory Board members whose terms ended in 2017: Porfirio Álvarez-Torres, Kim Anderson, Elliot Atlas, J. Ford Brett, Sara Graves, and Anthony Knap. These members played an integral role in guiding the GRP.
Thank you to this entire community of amazing people for their time, service, and dedication working for the benefit of communities and ecosystems in the Gulf and beyond.
ABOUT THE GULF RESEARCH PROGRAM
Over its 30-year duration, the GRP seeks to enhance offshore energy system safety and protect human health and the environment by catalyzing advances in science, practice, and capacity to generate long-term benefits for the Gulf of Mexico region and the nation.
Visit www.nas.edu/gulf to learn more and to sign up for e-updates about program activities and funding opportunities. To learn more about the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, visit www.nationalacademies.org.
CONTACT THE GULF RESEARCH PROGRAM
Phone: (202) 334-1973
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