US: The Consortium for Ocean Leadership (Ocean Leadership) has elected Esri, as its member. Chief scientist Dawn Wright will represent Esri by bringing her extensive knowledge of ocean geospatial technology to the consortium. Esri will be participating in an elite group of over 100 world premier oceanographic research and educational institutions, aquariums and industry partners.
“The Consortium for Ocean Leadership brings together research, education and industry entities to advance a shared ocean agenda,” said Robert B. Gagosian, president and CEO of Ocean Leadership. “We are very pleased to have Esri join our membership, as its commitment to our oceans and dedication to the development of the frameworks for scientific collaboration will aid us in shaping the future of ocean science through discovery, understanding, and action,” he added.
Ocean Leadership shapes the future of ocean science, technology and education by managing and coordinating programmes that involve marine life inventories, ocean observatories and natural resources management. Centered in Washington, DC, Ocean Leadership is the programme office for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, National Oceanographic Partnership Program, the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Observations and the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel.
“Ocean Leadership”s invitation to Esri to join its oceans efforts is extremely important,” said Wright. “Esri was founded on the belief that comprehending the relationships of the earth”s systems is integral to the health of the planet. We share the values of Ocean Leadership and look forward to participating in its efforts to advance ocean science and to shape policy for sustainable ocean management,” she added.