John T. Everett.

Dr. Everett comes from a fishing family and worked 31 years in 13 positions in the Federal Government as a researcher, analyst and manager in fisheries and ocean programs. He is President of Ocean Associates, Inc. and is Manager of the UN Atlas of the Oceans for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy. The Atlas is CD-ROM and Internet-based, containing information relevant to sustainable development of the oceans and to the advancement of ocean science. He provides consulting services on oceans and fisheries policy and sustainability, global climate change and impacts at the global and local level on fisheries and on oceans, including adaptation strategies. He testified (US Congress: House Resources) on Climate Change and Fisheries in 2007, and in 2008 on the Ecosystem Role of Forage Fish in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Dr. Everett worked 31 years in 13 positions as a Federal fisheries researcher and manager, including: Senate Commerce Committee staff; Staff to NOAA Administrator; NMFS Director of Policy and Planning; Manager of Dolphin/Tuna Program (La Jolla); Chief of Fisheries Development, and Chief of NMFS Division of Research. For several years he was Deputy/Acting Director of Research and Environmental Imformation. He often also acted internationally, coordinating and representing NOAA inputs (all facets) over a decade to the Impacts Working Group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in his capacities as: Convening Lead Author for Fisheries; Lead Author for Oceans; Member, Methodology Committee; Co-Chair for Polar Regions; and Co-Chair for Oceans and Coastal Zones. Similarly, he developed the UN Atlas of the Oceans as UN Project Manager while also serving as NOAA’s Point of Contact to the Atlas, and a NMFS manager. He also coordinated NOAA inputs as a Member of the White House OSTP Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences Task Force on Ecosystems. He knows NOAA programs, structure, administrative processes and personnel. He recently prepared an assessment of West Coast Fisheries and Fisheries Management for FAO and a profile of US fisheries for NOAA. Dr. Everett’s breadth is demonstrated by prior appointments to many NOAA-wide Boards, such as: NOAA High Performance Computing Council, National Review Panel of the National Undersea Research Program, NOAA Environmental Sciences and Data Information Management Program, Sea Grant Science and Technology Committee, US Interagency El Niño Southern Oscillation Systems Council, NOAA Total Quality Management Board; NOAA Quality Council, NOAA Performance Standards Review Board, and Co-Chair of NOAA, EPA and Coast Guard Committee on ocean dumping. From its inception until his leaving NOAA, he was on the Board of directors of the NOAA Program in Climate Change..

He recently testified in Congress about climate change and was interviewed by a major TV network. He put the materials he prepared on a new site called Climate Change Facts which he hopes will provide unbiased truth about climate change.  Prior to NOAA, he coordinated launches in the Apollo Program at Cape Kennedy and was a commercial fisherman in Massachusetts. He holds a Doctorate and Masters from Florida State Univ. focused on Natural Resources Management, Research Management and on Quantitative Methods. He has a Bachelors from the Univ. of Massachusetts in Engineering.

He also owns OceansArt.US and TechnologySite, web based businesses that provide free ocean-related photos and sell high-resolution versions and prints. He provides, on both sites, digital camera tips, picture editing tips, photo downloading tips, and instruction on how to compare and buy a digital camera.

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