Experts' profiles - Robert W. Corell
Robert W. Corell
Dr. Robert W. Corell is a Principal at the Global Environment Technology Foundation and Leads its Center for Energy and Climate Solutions. He has several academic appointments: Senior Faculty Fellow, College of Arts and Science and its School of Environment, Arts and Society, Florida International University. Professor II at both the University of the Arctic's EALT Institute and holds the Arctic Chair at the University of Troms (Norway). He was appointed Vice Chancellor of the Academy of Science and Arts in 2012. He is a Member of the Modeling Team at Climate Interactive Initiative, Council Member of the Global Energy Assessment (GEA) and Lead Author of GEAs Chapter 3 on Environment and Energy. He is Founder in 2008 and Chair of the Global Climate Action Initiative established to assist international negotiators (US, China, Indonesia, etc.) in the UNFCCC and beyond processes and in 2010. Dr. Corell founded the non-profit Global Science Associates, an interdisciplinary nucleus for the worlds best science experts and collaboratories. He lead the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (2005) and most recently lead a comprehensive study of governance issues in the circumpolar Arctic. He was recognized with the other scientists for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments and in 2010, Dr. Corell was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine by the Norges Veterinrhgskole (Norwegian School of Veterinarian

Dr. Corell is actively engaged in research concerned with the sciences of global change and the interface between science and public policy, particularly research activities that are focused on global and regional
climate change, related environmental issues, and science to facilitate understanding of vulnerability and sustainable development. Dr. Corell was Assistant Director for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation where he had oversight for the Atmospheric, Earth, Ocean Sciences, Polar Programs and was Chair for over a decade of the United States Global Change Research Program reporting to the White
Houses Office of Science and Technology Policy. He was also a professor and academic administrator at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Corell is an oceanographer and engineer by background and training, having received Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees at Case Western Reserve University and MIT with PhD graduate studies in oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He has also held appointments at the Woods Hole Institution of Oceanography, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of Washington, and Case Western Reserve University. He has published several dozen
peer-reviewed articles and book chapters during the past decade, the most recent of which was released in June 2012: a section of the book, 2052 - A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years by Jorgen Randers, provides mid-century global climate projections.
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