Dr. Andrew Rosenberg

Member, ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee & Director, Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists

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Andrew A. Rosenberg is director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He has more than 25 years of experience in government service and academic and nonprofit leadership. He is the author of scores of peer-reviewed studies and reports on fisheries and ocean management, and has published on the intersection between science and policy making.

Dr. Rosenberg came to UCS from Conservation International, where he served for two years as the organization’s senior vice president for science and knowledge. Previously, he served 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. Dr. Rosenberg is also the convening lead author of the oceans chapter of the US Climate Impacts Advisory Panel. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Ocean Studies Board and the US Commission on Ocean Policy.

He is a professor of natural resources and the environment at the University of New Hampshire, where he previously served as dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Dr. Rosenberg received his PhD in biology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, and previously studied oceanography at Oregon State University and fisheries biology at the University of Massachusetts.