Andy Rosenberg

Director, Center for Science and Democracy
Union of Concerned Scientists

Andrew A. Rosenberg is director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He has more than 25 years of experience in government service and academic and non-profit leadership. He is the author of scores of peer-reviewed studies and reports on fisheries and ocean management and has published on the intersection between science and policy making.

Dr. Rosenberg came to UCS from Conservation International, where he served for two years as senior vice president and chief scientist. Previously, he served as the northeast regional administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he negotiated recovery plans for New England and mid-Atlantic fishery resources, endangered species protections and habitat conservation programs. He later became deputy director of the service.

Dr. Rosenberg is also the convening lead author of the oceans chapter of the US National Climate Assessment. He is a member of the Group of Experts for the UN World Ocean Assessment. He served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Ocean Studies Board and the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. He was a professor of natural resources and the environment at the University of New Hampshire (now Adjunct Professor), where he previously served as dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

Dr. Rosenberg received his Ph.D. in biology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada and previously studied oceanography at Oregon State University and fisheries biology at the University of Massachusetts.