Robert W. Corell

Dr Corell serves as the Vice Chancellor of the Academy, Director of the Sustainable Ecology Institute, and member of the Academy Board of Directors. He oversees education initiatives and programs and leads academic interdisciplinary collaborations to promote understanding and cooperation in scientific and economic developments.

Dr Corell is an American global climate scientist, Principal for the Global Environment Technology Foundation, a Senior Faculty Fellow, College of Arts and Sciences and its School of Environment, Arts and Society, Florida International University, an Ambassador for ClimateWorks, Professor II at the University of the Arctic’s new Institute of Circumpolar Reindeer Husbandry, and a Professor II at the University of Tromsø. He is a partner of the Sustainability Institute and its C-ROADS Climate Interactive Initiative, and Head of US Office for the Global Energy Assessment and Co-Chairs Phase II of the Assessment. Dr Corell was recognized with other scientists for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments and in 2010 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Veterinary Medicine by the Norges veterinærhøgskole (Norwegian School of Veterinary Science). He recently completed an appointment that began in January 2000 as a Senior Research Fellow in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Dr Corell has been quoted in the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Golf Digest, CBS News’ 60 Minutes, and many additional public media outlets such as Skavla. He is actively engaged in research concerned with the sciences of global change and the interface between science and public policy, particularly research activities that are focused on global and regional climate change, related environmental issues, and science to facilitate understanding of vulnerability and sustainable development. Dr. Corell co-chaired an international strategic planning group that is developing a strategy designed to harness science, technology, and innovation for sustainable development; serves as the Chair of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment; counsels as Senior Science Advisor to ManyOne; and is Chair of the Board of the Digital Universe Foundation. He was Assistant Director for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF) where he had oversight for the Atmospheric, Earth, and Ocean Sciences and the global change programs. He was also a professor and academic administrator at the University of New Hampshire.

Dr. Corell is an oceanographer and engineer by background and training, having received Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees at Case Western Reserve University and MIT. He has also held appointments at the Woods Hole Institution of Oceanography, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of Washington, and Case Western Reserve University, as well as his current academic appointments at Florida International University, the University of Tromsø, and the University of the Arctic.

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