Dr. David Anderson is the Director of the Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS). Prior to joining CeNCOOS he directed the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology at NOAA from 2005-2014. Dr. Anderson has been a research scientist affiliated with the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado since 1991. He has contributed to several NSF EarthCube cyberinfrastructure projects and coordinated data archives for the International Geosphere Biosphere Program. Anderson was a co-author on the national report titled Climate Change Impacts in the United States, contributed to the National Climate Assessment indicators development, and to other national reports on climate change, climate extremes, abrupt climate change, and ocean acidification. He received his PhD from Brown University, and an M.S. degree in marine science from San Jose State University, and holds a U.S. Coast Guard Operator’s license.
Research programs at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) encompass the entire ocean, from the surface waters to the deep seafloor, and from the coastal zone to the open sea. The need to understand the ocean in all its complexity and variability drives MBARI's research and development efforts.