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Jerry Schubel

President & CEO

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 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;
  • coastal and marine spatial planning and exploring and mapping the ocean to benefit the environment and economy;
  • sustainable seafood, including sustainable offshore aquaculture and the U.S. economy, and seafood and health;
  • urban ocean issues, including shipping, wildlife, and ports;
  • art as a means for science and environmental stewardship;
  • engaging the public in ocean issues and science as well ocean literacy;
  • marine protected areas;
  • ocean pollution;
  • watersheds;
  • and ocean biodiversity.