NOAA 2000-004
Contact: Jana Goldman


Commerce Secretary William M. Daley has appointed three new members to the National Sea Grant Review Panel, the Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced today.

Appointed to the 15-member panel are: Robin Alden, former Maine Commissioner of Marine Resources in Augusta; Robert Duce, professor of oceanography and atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas; and Nathaniel Robinson, a senior executive in Wisconsin's state government serving as administrator of the Division of Energy and Intergovernmental Relations in Madison.

Composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds in marine affairs, the panel advises the secretary, the undersecretary for oceans and atmosphere, and the director of the National Sea Grant College Program on scientific and administrative policy. Members serve three-year terms.

Other panel members are (alphabetically): James Arrington, associate vice president for research and graduate studies, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg; Peter Bell, adjunct professor with the Carnegie Institute and retired vice president and chief scientist of the Norton Company in Worcester, Mass.; Michael Fischer, director of the environmental program for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, Calif.; Carlos Fetterolf Jr., retired executive secretary, Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Roger Hanson, professor emeritus, University of Alabama, Birmingham; Frederick Hutchinson, professor emeritus of the University of Maine in Orono; Geraldine Knatz (chair elect), director of planning for the Port of Long Beach in California; Elaine Knight, co-owner and manager of Knight's Seafood, Brunswick, Ga.; Frank Kudrna (chair), President of Kudrna & Associates Ltd.,Chicago, Ill.; Jeffrey Stephan, manager of the United Fishermen's Marketing Association, Kodiak, Alaska; John Toll, chancellor emeritus, University of Maryland, College Park; and Judith Weis, professor in the department of biological sciences at Rutgers University in Newark, N.J.

Established by Congress in 1966, the National Sea Grant College Program is a partnership of academia, government, and the private sector dedicated to the development and wise use of the nation's coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources. The program sponsors marine research, education, and outreach through a nationwide network of colleges.