A Peek into our Past: A Century of Oceanic Changes
Renowned environmental scientist Jesse Ausubel has dedicated his life to studying some of the most dramatic changes in the history of our oceans. Through the use of innovative exploration technologies, he’s had the opportunity to research the vast mysteries of our blue planet, including the extremes of size and sound.
As director of the Program for the Human Environment at The Rockefeller University in New York, Ausubel leads research efforts to elaborate the technical vision of a large, prosperous society that effectively minimizes its environmental impact and spares large amounts of land and sea for nature. He spent the first decade of his career in Washington, D.C., working for the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, and was a main organizer of the first U.N. World Climate Conference in Geneva in 1979.
In 2000, Ausubel served on former President Bill Clinton’s Panel on Ocean Exploration, which recommended the creation of the U.S. National Ocean Exploration Program. He’s been awarded honorary doctorates for his contributions to environmental science by Dalhousie University and St. Andrews University, and shared in the International Cosmos Prize in 2011.
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