Benjamin D. Cowie-Haskell
Ben Cowie-Haskell serves as the deputy superintendent for the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary located in Scituate, Massachusetts. In that capacity he is responsible for vessel and facility operations, diving, maritime heritage, and information technology. Ben has been with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for 17 years working to conserve special ocean places such as the Florida Keys and Stellwagen Bank. Prior to coming to the Stellwagen Bank sanctuary, he served as the science coordinator for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary from 1995 to 2000 where he played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Tortugas Ecological Reserve, then the Nation’s largest no-take marine reserve. Since 2000 he has been working at the Stellwagen Bank sanctuary where he led a team in the confirmation of the location of the historic steamship Portland- New England’s Titanic. He has worked at a variety of marine labs on the East Coast and received his Masters degree in marine policy from the University of Maryland. He lives in Marshfield, MA with his wife and two sets of twins.