Dr. Jerry Schubel
Dr. Jerry Schubel has been president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific since 2002. He holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Science Advisory Board, the Science Advisory Panel for California’s Ocean Protection Council, and the Board of Governors of the Savannah Ocean Exchange. His areas of expertise include: climate change, including ocean acidification, coral bleaching, impact on the polar regions, and impact on people around the globe; impacts that a rising sea and associated storm surges will have on the U.S. and coastal nations around the world; California’s water system and droughts; sustainable seafood, including sustainable offshore aquaculture and the U.S. economy, and seafood and health; urban ocean issues, including shipping, wildlife, and ports; marine protected areas; ocean pollution; watersheds; and ocean biodiversity.