• Zoologist Appointed To Advise National Ocean Council

Zoologist Appointed To Advise National Ocean Council

FIU biology professor Philip Stoddard has been appointed by the White House to the Governance Coordinating Committee of the National Ocean Council.

He is one of just 18 state, local and tribal representatives in the country selected to recommend policies to the Cabinet-level National Ocean Council and facilitate collaboration and cooperation among different agencies and jurisdictions.

The National Ocean Council was created in 2010 by President Barack Obama to implement policies to protect, maintain and restore ocean, coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources; enhance the sustainability of ocean and coastal economies; preserve maritime heritage and enhance the capacity to respond to climate change.

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