John Knauss

Saunderstown, Rhode Island

First person to extensively map the Pacific Equatorial Undercurrent, Dean Emeritus of the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, former Administrator of the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration--even a brief list of his accomplishments demonstrates that he has bridged the gap between science and policy and been a driving force in oceanography and marine management.

"The more we learn, the more we recognize the oceans hold the key to so much about life on this planet."

Ocean Planet Exhibition Floorplan

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Judith Gradwohl, Smithsonian Institution (Curator/Ocean Planet)