Dr. Brad Moran – Acting Director of NOC
Dr. Brad Moran Selected as Acting Director of NOC
Dr. S. Bradley Moran is the Acting Director of the National Ocean Council and Assistant Director for Ocean Sciences in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this capacity, he focuses on implementing federal ocean science policy and facilitating interagency efforts and partnerships on a broad range of ocean policy, resource, economic, and national security matters. He also currently serves as Co-Chair of the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology and Deputy Director for Ocean Science and Technology on the National Ocean Council. He most recently served as Program Director in the Chemical Oceanography Program at the National Science Foundation, Co-Director and Co- Principal Investigator of the Rhode Island NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, and Assistant Vice President for Research at the University of Rhode Island. He is currently on leave as Professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography. Dr. Moran received a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Concordia University, a Ph.D. in Oceanography from Dalhousie University, and conducted his postdoctoral research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.