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The Marine Debris Foundation seeks a Board of Director Position

June 09, 2021

Position Title                                                                                                                                                noaalogo
Board of Director Position

Position Summary  
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking candidates to serve on the Board of Directors of the new Marine Debris Foundation. Candidates should represent diverse backgrounds and points of view, and have experience in marine debris, fundraising, or other non-profit work.


Board of Director Position

Twelve people, in addition to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, will serve as Directors on the new Marine Debris Foundation Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will represent diverse points of view relating to the assessment, prevention, reduction, and removal of marine debris. 


Desired Qualifications
  • the assessment, prevention, reduction, or removal of marine debris, which may include an individual with expertise in post-consumer materials management or a circular economy;

  • the assessment, prevention, reduction, or removal of marine debris outside the United States; 

  • ocean and coastal resource conservation science or policy; 

  • international perspectives on marine debris including expertise in trade agreements, treaties, or foreign policy; or

  • experience or skills related to fundraising and nonprofit management. 

For more information or questions, please contact Caitlin Wessel ( sends e-mail)). Nomination packages should be emailed to sends e-mail) with the subject line “Marine Debris Foundation Nomination” or mailed to Caitlin Wessel, Marine Debris Foundation Nomination c/o NOAA Disaster Response Center, 7344 Ziegler Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608.











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