Marcia McNutt is currently CEO of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Moss Landing, California. She strategically shifted the institution toward long-term financial stability for support of long-term sometimes high-risk science projects. Marcia has been a real Renaissance leader in geophysics and oceanography. Past field research has taken her across the continents and oceans for many institutions including Scripps and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutes, Harvard, MIT and Stanford. She has studied continental break-up in the Western US, uplift of the Tibet Plateau and ocean island volcanism in French Polynesia. She is now among the most informed in the world on the state of the oceans.
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