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Jon Hare Named New NEFSC Director

NOAA Appoints Agency Veteran, Dr. Jon Hare, as the New Science and Research Director for Northeast Fisheries Science Center

October 24, 2016

Today, NOAA announced the appointment of Jonathan A. ‘Jon’ Hare, Ph.D. as the new Science and Research Director for NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center. As director, Dr. Hare will continue the work of planning, developing, and managing a multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research on the living marine resources of the Northeast Continental Shelf Ecosystem from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras, NC. He will lead NOAA Fisheries’ northeastern labs and field stations. Dr. Hare will officially assume his new role starting October 31, 2016.

Dr. Hare has held various positions with NOAA Fisheries for more than two decades, winning multiple awards for his leadership and administrative capabilities, as well as for his research. Most recently, he served as Supervisory Research Oceanographer and Acting Ecosystems Processes Division Chief for the NEFSC Narragansett Laboratory. In this role he managed division research while also managing personnel and research resources for five different locations in the center.

Dr. Hare previously held the position of Supervisory Research Oceanographer and Oceanography Branch Chief for seven years, contributing to the center’s tactical and strategic planning while establishing and maintaining relationships both across the agency and externally. He was also responsible for overseeing biological and oceanographic survey programs for the Northeast U.S. Shelf, and provided NEFSC leadership guidance on climate change. His resume also includes serving as Director of the Narragansett Laboratory, as a Supervisory Research Marine Scientist and Plankton Investigation Chief, and as a Research Fishery Biologist.

Dr. Hare received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Wesleyan University in 1987, and his Ph.D. in Oceanography from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1994.


More Information

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