Andy Rosenberg

Carsey Senior Fellow
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Dr. Andrew Rosenberg is a marine scientist, environmental and science policy expert. He recently retired after serving as the inaugural director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists where he and his team focused on the role of science and scientists in public policy. He has more than 35 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 the intersection between science and policy making.

For ten years he was a professor of natural resources and the environment at the University of New Hampshire where he previously served as dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. While on leave of absence he served as the chief scientist for Conservation International.

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 fisheries service.

Dr. Rosenberg is also the convening lead author of the oceans chapter of the Third US National Climate Assessment and served on the secretariat for the full assessment. He was a convening lead author of the first UN World Ocean Assessment. He served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Ocean Studies Board and the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. 

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.