Sylvia Earle

Founder at Deep Ocean Exploration & Research

Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle

Founder at Deep Ocean Exploration & Research

Career Highlights

Ocean Conservancy, Inc.
Deep Ocean Exploration & Research
Mission Blue Foundation

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Primary Location

Oakland, CA, United States

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08/30/1935 - Gibbstown, NJ, United States



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Chairman & President at Ocean Futures Society

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Co-Founder at EarthEcho International, Inc.

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Founding Advisor at Plastic Pollution Coalition

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Director, Maritime Heritage Program at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Co-Founder at Climate Central, Inc.

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Founding Advisor at Plastic Pollution Coalition

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Founding Advisor at Plastic Pollution Coalition

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Co-Founder at 5 Gyres

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Divers Alert Network

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Trustee at Mote Marine Laboratory

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Sylvia Earle
Founder at Deep Ocean Exploration & Research
Class of 1966

Duke University is an academic university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It also has publications and research services. The university was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

Class of 1955

The Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[9] is a space-grant and sea-grant public research university located in the state capital city of Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and very high research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation.[10] The university comprises 16 separate colleges and more than 110 centers, facilities, labs and institutes that offer more than 300 programs of study, including professional programs.[11] Florida State is home to Florida's only National Laboratory – the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and is the birthplace of the commercially viable anti-cancer drug Taxol. Florida State University also operates The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida and one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.[12] Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a Level VI public institution.[13] Florida State was officially established in 1851 and is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida.[2][3] In 1905 Florida State earned Florida's first Rhodes Scholar.[14][15] In 1935 Florida State University was awarded the first chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in Florida and is among the ten percent of American universities to have earned a chapter of the national academic honor society.[16][17] In 1977 Florida State University earned the first female Rhodes Scholar in Florida.[18] In 2007, the Florida Legislature permitted Florida State and the University of Florida to charge 40% higher tuition than other institutions in the State University System of Florida.[19] In 2010 Florida State University was named a "Budget Ivy" university by the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College.[20] In 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida State the most efficient National University in the United States.[21] Florida State University is one of two Florida public universities to immediately qualify as a "preeminent university" by law under Florida Senate Bill 1076, signed by Governor Rick Scott in 2013.[22][23] As a result of this legislation, preeminent universities receive additional funding that is intended to improve the academics and national reputation of higher education within the state of Florida.[24] As one of Florida's primary graduate research universities,[25] Florida State University awards approximately 3,000 graduate and professional degrees each year.[26] The Florida State University is also home to nationally ranked programs in many academic areas, including the sciences, engineering, social policy, film, music, theater, dance, visual art, business, political science, psychology, social work, medicine, and law.[27] The university is also known for its undergraduate study abroad options: according to Uni in the USA, "the large numbers of students that study abroad nicely compliment the students that study here from abroad."[28] Florida State University athletics programs are favorites of passionate students, fans and alumni across the United States, which often appear in conjunction with the Marching Chiefs of the FSU College of Music. Florida State is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and has won thirteen national athletic championships as well as multiple individual competitor NCAA championship awards

Career History
1992 - Current

Deep Ocean Exploration & Research is a non-profit organization, which provides consulting, field support, machining, repair & modification, and small ROVs. The company was founded by Sylvia Earle in 1992 and is headquartered in Alameda, CA.

Founding Advisor

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a project of Earth Island Institute, a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. Plastic Pollution Coalition is a growing global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses, and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, waterways, oceans, and the environment.

Boards & Committees
1992 - 2006

Kerr-McGee Corp. is an energy and inorganic chemical. It subsidiaries, joint ventures and other affiliates have operations throughout the world. The company core business, which include exploration, production of oil and gas resources. It was founded in 1929 and is headquartered Oklahoma City, Ok

Chair, Board of Directors
Member, Science Advisory Board

To educate the public and offer media users accurate, engaging and in-depth reports on the science and policies critical to understanding environmental and public health factors.

Member, National Advisory Committee on Oceans & Atmosphere
1980 - 1984
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The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

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Political Donations

Representative from California's 17th Congressional District


The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.


Former Senator from Connecticut

Awards & Honors
Smith College
The Hague International Model United Conference

Davos, Switzerland
2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

A record 2,600 business, government and civil society leaders – including nearly 40 heads of state or government – participated in the 42nd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which took place under the theme The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models. The record participation indicated the international community’s level of concern for the world today, as one crisis after another emerges. It also underscored the commitment of the Forum’s Members, Partners and communities to improving the state of the world.

Aspen, CO, United States
2010 Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, continues to broaden its reach and engage with more people than ever before on ideas that matter. A major focus throughout the Festival, which opens today, is increasing live and on-demand video opportunities for online viewers around the world.

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