Dr. Ehler is an internationally recognized expert on integrated coastal and ocean management, and has specialized for the past seven years in marine spatial planning. Since 2005 he has been a consultant to UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Man and the Biosphere Programme, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, UNEP’s Regional Seas Programme, the World Bank, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), IUCN’s Marine Programme, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the International Ocean Institute, WWF-International, WWF-Sweden, and the Aspen Institute’s Commission on Climate Change and the Arctic. From 1978-2005 he worked as a senior executive for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, serving as the Director of the International Program Office of the National Ocean Service from 1998-2005 and managing the US Coastal Zone Management Program from 2000-2003 .
Wendy Graham, Ph.
Carl S. Swisher Chair in Water Resources
Director UF Water Institute