Research Advisors

The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA)’s Research Advisors provide independent, scientific input to the advisory council and its committees as needed. Individuals with relevant technical and subject matter expertise apply to serve as research advisors. Advisors are added periodically to ensure that the group encompasses expertise in the wide range of research topics that ROSA is exploring.

Anyone interested in exploring becoming a research advisor should contact ROSA Research Director Mike Pol at

Visit the Research Advisor Projects page to learn about research advisors’ involvement in ROSA projects.

Responsible Offshore Science Alliance Research Advisors

Peter Auster, Ph.D.University of Connecticut and Mystic Aquarium
David Bethoney, Ph.D.Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation
James Bisagni, Ph.D.University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for
Marine Science and Technology
Lisa Bonacci-SullivanNew York State Department of Environmental
Damian Brady, Ph. D.University of Maine
Colleen BrustNew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Beth CasoniMassachusetts Lobstermen's Association
Yong Chen, Ph.D.University of Maine
Scott Curatolo-WagemannCornell University Cooperative Extension
Tom DameronSurfside Foods, LLC; Last Tow, LLC; Overboard Solutions, LLC
Gregory DeCelles, Ph.D.Ørsted
Jeff DeemVirginia Marine Resources Commission Finfish Management Advisory Committee
Stephen Dickson, Ph.D.Department of Agriculture, Conservation and
Forestry, State of Maine
Jarrett DrakeDrake Lobster
Keith Dunton, Ph. D.Monmouth University
Brian GervelisInspire Environmental
Willy Goldsmith, Ph.D.American Saltwater Guides Association
Walter Golet, Ph.D.University of Maine
Wing Goodale, Ph.D.Biodiversity Research Institute
Marisa GuarinelloInspire Environmental
Edward Hale, Ph.D.Delaware Sea Grant
Emerson Hasbrouck, Jr.Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Janne Haugen, Ph.D.Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC)
Susan HerzEnvironmental Design & Research, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, & Environmental Services, D.P.C. (EDR)
Fiona Hogan, Ph. D.Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA)
Ursula Howson, Ph.D.Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Jeff Kneebone, Ph.D.New England Aquarium, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Josh Kohut, Ph.D.Rutgers University
Charles (Chip) Lawrence, Ph. D.Brown University, Applied Mathematics
Carl LobueThe Nature Conservancy
Christopher McGuireThe Nature Conservancy
Elizabeth Methratta, Ph.D.Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC)
Daphne Munroe, Ph. D.Rutgers University
Richard OggCommercial Fisherman Captain of F/V Karen Jeanne
Tasha Eileen O'HaraCoonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc.
Virginia OlsenInternational Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Maine Lobstering Union
Lorraine ReadExa Data & Mapping Services
Kathleen ReardonMaine Department of Marine Resources
Margaret Rubega, Ph.D.University of Connecticut
David Rudders, Ph.D.Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
Brendan Runde, Ph. D.The Nature Conservancy
Jeffrey Runge, Ph.D.University of Maine
Christopher SarroØrsted
Andrew Scheld, Ph.D.Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
Eric Schultz, Ph.D.University of Connecticut
David Secor, Ph.D.University of Maryland
Mike Sissenwine, Ph. D.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Visiting Scholar
Christine SloanNational Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium
Robert Steneck, Ph. D.University of Maine
David Stormer, Ph.D.Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
David SullivanMaine Lobstering Union and Lobster 207 LLC
Alison VerkadeGreater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO)
Kathleen Vigness-Raposa, Ph.D.Inspire Environmental
Richard Wahle, Ph.D.University of Maine
Dara Wilber, Ph.D.Inspire Environmental
Kate WilkeThe Nature Conservancy
Carl WilsonMaine Department of Marine Resources