By David Sims|
EOS Science Writer
Sept. 17, 2009
DURHAM, N.H. -- Professor Andrew Rosenberg of the University of New Hampshire's Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) and department of natural resources and the environment has been asked to serve as an advisor for the remainder of this year to the President's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on ocean policy and marine spatial planning.
Over the next 90 days the CEQ, working with an interagency ocean policy task force, has been directed by President Obama to develop a framework for effective coastal and marine spatial planning using a comprehensive ecosystem-based approach.
Prior to coming to UNH in 2000, Rosenberg was a senior official at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and from 2001-2004 served on the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. Under this appointment, he will continue teaching and research work in EOS and the department of natural resources and the environment but will spend up to 20 percent of his time advising the CEQ.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 11,800 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students.