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Jerry Schubel

President/CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific

Schubel is president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific,  president emeritus of the New England Aquarium, and from 1974-1994 was Dean of Stony Brook University’s Marine Sciences Research Center. For three years he served as the University’s provost. He has a Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University and an honorary doctorate from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. 

He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, and authored, or edited seven books.  He served on NOAA’s Science Advisory Board and is a member of the Science Advisory Team for California’s Ocean Protection Council and the California Ocean Science Trust. 

He co-chaired the first national forum on ocean exploration (2013): Ocean Exploration 2020,  He  chaired the National Academy committee on the “Value and Sustainability of Biological Field Stations, Marine Laboratories, and Natural Reserves in 21st Century Science, Education, and Public Outreach” (2013-14), and numerous other panels.