Dr. Andrew Rosenberg
Marine scientist & Environmental and Science Policy Expert
Dr. Andrew Rosenberg has more than 35 years of experience in government service and academic and non-profit leadership, and he has authored many peer-reviewed studies and reports on fisheries and ocean management and the intersection between science and policy making.
He is the President of MRAG Americas, Inc., a consulting company focused on sustainable fisheries and marine resource management, and the convening lead author of the oceans chapter of the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment.
In 2022, he retired from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) after serving as the inaugural director of its Center for Science and Democracy, where he and his team focused on the role of science and scientists in public policy. He also was a professor of natural resources and the environment at the University of New Hampshire and Dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.
Prior to UCS, Dr. Rosenberg worked at Conservation International as the organization’s senior vice president for science and knowledge and as the northeast regional administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he negotiated recovery plans for New England and mid-Atlantic fishery resources, endangered species protections, and habitat conservation programs. He later became deputy director of the service. He also was a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Ocean Studies Board and the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy.
He received his Ph.D. in biology from Dalhousie University and studied oceanography at Oregon State University and fisheries biology at the University of Massachusetts.