Ambassadors will promote and shape the Ocean Frontier Institute’s future direction, engage with other leaders, and mentor early-career OFI researchers. They will be chosen not only for their experience and reputation, but their ability to explain research in plain language. The program offers a way to recognize distinguished ocean researchers for their scientific contributions to OFI through formal long-term association. The OFI Ambassador program was approved by OFI’s Executive Council in July 2020.
The goal of this program is to harness the expertise of, and fully engage leading investigators to raise the OFI profile and partake in scientific dialogue in an outward facing capacity locally, nationally, and internationally.
Appointments will be considered for influential investigators/researchers associated with the OFI whose research closely reflects the Institute’s vision and mission.
OFI announces Dr. Boris Worm as our first ambassador. Dr. Worm will focus on Ocean Literacy.
Appointments will be made through a nomination process, considering diversity of both the nominee and their proposed mentee, depth and breadth of the nominee’s expertise and whether it aligns with OFI strategy. The nominee must have the support of the Dean of the appropriate Faculty and the OFI Scientific Directorate.
OFI Ambassadors are expected to: