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University of New Hampshire Marine Lab

BOAC Executive Committee


David M. Dooley
The University of Rhode Island

Steve Ackerman
Director, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Past Co-Chairs

M. Richard DeVoe
Executive Director
South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium

Co-Chairs Elect



Aondover Tarhule
Executive Associate Dean, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Science
University of Oklahoma


Kathleen Ritzman
Assistant Director
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Oscar Schofield
Chair, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Co-Director of the Center for Ocean Observing Leadership 
Rutgers University

Sea Grant

Pamela Plotkin
Director, Texas Sea Grant
Texas A&M University

Robert Twilley
Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant
Louisiana State University

At Large

David Stooksbury
Associate Professor, Engineering and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Georgia

Darren Lerner
University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program
University of Hawai'i at Manoa

John McCray
Professor and Head
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Colorado School of Mines

Sean Powers
Professor and Chair, Department of Marine Sciences
Director, Center for Environmental Resiliency
University of South Alabama

Ex Officio

Wendy Fink
Assistant Director, Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources

L. Diane Hurtado
Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations
Texas A&M University

Scott Rayder
Senior Advisor to the President
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Joel Widder
Federal Science Partners

Meetings & Events Events


All Day
New Orleans, LA

Featured Project & Initiative


Three university of idaho students doing field research in a meadow
Agriculture, Human Sciences & Natural Resources
APLU's Board on Natural Resources and Board on Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate authored the Science, Education, and Outreach Roadmap for Natural Resources to provide guidance for policy makers in strategic planning and investment.

Featured Project & Initiative


Student testing chemicals in a lab
Agriculture, Human Sciences & Natural Resources
APLU and the AAVMC created a Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture to help advise the federal government on a research agenda and publicly disseminate information on the use of antibiotics in production agriculture.