Robert  Corell - Vice-President of Programs
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H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment
900 17th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington DC, DC 20006
Phone: 202-737-6307
Fax: 202-737-6410

Robert Corell
Vice-President of Programs
H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment

Former National Advisory Committee member

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Attends National Advisory Committee meetings

Background with Respect to Ocean Sciences Education:

Dr. Robert W. Corell, Vice President of Programs for The H. John Heinz III Center for Science,
Economics, and the Environment’s Global Change Director is also a Council Member for the Global
Energy Assessment and a Senior Policy Fellow at the Policy Program of the American Meteorological
Society. Dr. Corell won the Nobel Peace Prize Award in 2007 for his extensive work with the IPCC
assessments. In 2006, he completed an appointment as a Senior Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for
Science and International Affairs of the Kennedy School for Government at Harvard University. Dr.
Corell is actively engaged in research concerned with both the sciences of global change and with the
interface between science and public policy, particularly research activities that are focused on global and
regional climate change and related environmental issues. Dr. Corell is the chair of the Arctic Climate
Impact Assessment and he chairs an 18-country international planning effort to outline the major Arcticregion
research challenges for the decade or so ahead. He lead an international strategic planning group
that developed the strategy for and the programs and activities designed to harness science, technology
and innovation for sustainable development. Prior to January 2000, he was Assistant Director for
Geosciences at the National Science Foundation where he had oversight for the Atmospheric, Earth, and
Ocean Sciences, the NSF’s Polar Programs, and the NSF Global Change Program. While at NSD, Dr.
Corell also served as the Chair of the President’s National Science and Technology Council’s committee
that has oversight of the U.S. Global Change Research Program and he was chair of the international
committee of government agencies funding global change research. Further, he served as chair and
principal U.S. delegate to many international bodies with interest in and responsibilities for climate and
global change research programs. Prior to joining the NSF in 1987, he was a Professor and academic
administrator at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Corell is an oceanographer and engineer by
background and training, having received Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees at Case Western Reserve
University and MIT. He has also held appointments at the Woods Hole Institution of Oceanography, the
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of Washington, and Case Western Reserve University.

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