First Name   Andrew
Last Name   Shepard
University or Association   University of North Carolina-Wilmington
City, State   Wilmington , NC
Position Associate Director, NOAA Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology
Insitution of Highest Degree University of Massachussetts, Amherst; M.S.
Phone   work 910.962.2446
Expertise Sector Ocean and Coastal Management
Area of Expertise Mapping & Charting
Other Expertise
Language Fluency (Other than English)
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Expertise Profile

Mr. Shepard has worked for the NOAA Undersea Research Program for over 20 years, developing and employing undersea technologies to support NOAA’s ocean mission. Most recently, his research interests have focused on providing scientific understanding needed to support a growing management trend to designate offshore marine protected areas for conservation of fisheries and essential fish habitat, places like the Oculina Experimental Closed Area off Florida.

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