About the Speaker
Former Chief Scientist at NOAA, Dr. Earle is a National Geographic Explorer in Residence. She is the founder of SEAlliance, Mission Blue, and Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc. Dr. Earle chairs advisory councils for the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies; the Ocean in Google Earth; the Marine Science and Technology Foundation; and the Schmidt Research Vessel Institute. She holds a B.S. from Florida State University, M.S. and PhD. from Duke University, and 19 honorary degrees. Dr. Earle has lectured in more than 80 countries, appeared in hundreds of radio and television productions, and authored more than 175 publications.