Senior Director, Strategic Marine Initiatives
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Marine Conservation, Climate Change, Blue Carbon, Adaptation, Ocean ScienceLocation:
U.S. - D.C./VirginiaLanguages:
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Dr. Emily Pidgeon is the Senior Director of Conservation International's Strategic Marine Initiatives, which is focused on solutions for coastal and marine adaptation to climate change and on developing marine based approaches for mitigation through "blue carbon".
Dr. Pidgeon has a broad background in marine sciences. After completing her Ph.D. in environmental engineering at Stanford University, she was a research scientist working on coastal oceanography problems at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, California. Dr. Pidgeon has also worked in the oil and gas industry and as a consultant addressing pollutant issues in coastal waters.
At CI, Dr. Pidgeon's primary focus is integrating ocean sciences into effective conservation strategies and field implementation. This particularly includes addressing the impacts of climate change on coastal and ocean communities and environments.