Responsible Offshore Science Alliance Staff
The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) is led by Executive Director Lyndie Hice-Dunton, Ph.D. Dr. Hice-Dunton is supported by staff, Mike Pol, Ph.D., Research Director, and Helen Henderson, Administrator.
Lyndie Hice-Dunton, Ph.D.
Lyndie is a fisheries scientist with a multidisciplinary background in marine science, environmental policy, and offshore development. She came to the Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) with a diverse perspective on the challenges different sectors face and their approaches to science after having worked in academia, state government, non-governmental organizations, and environmental consulting. Her prior work includes experience conducting field work and managing year-round bottom trawl, beam trawl, and seine surveys for species such as winter flounder, striped bass, and Atlantic sturgeon. Lyndie’s offshore wind efforts have allowed her to work closely with state and federal regulatory agencies, fishing industry representatives, and offshore wind developers to identify the best science-based approaches to improve our understanding of the effects of wind energy development on fisheries and ecosystems. She holds a Doctorate in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences from Stony Brook University and a B.S. in Marine Science from Eckerd College.
Mike Pol, Ph.D.
Mike is a marine scientist with an extensive record of close collaboration with commercial fishermen on gear-based solutions to bycatch and other fisheries issues. His work on offshore wind has concentrated on regional impacts of multiple projects on fisheries and fishing operations. Prior to joining ROSA, Mike served as Marine Fisheries Biologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for more than 22 years. Mike has a far-reaching network of regional, national, and international partnerships, and a history of leadership and teamwork on various research topics. Mike holds a Doctorate in Marine Science and Technology from the School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; an M.S. in Wildlife Biology (Fisheries) from The University of Montana; and a B.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University.