Professor Moran is a respected scientist, active in public outreach through public lectures, national panel discussions, and teacher training on topics related to the Arctic, ocean observing, and climate change.
Dr. Kathryn (Kate) Moran is the President & CEO of Ocean Networks Canada, where she advances the vision of enhancing life on Earth by providing knowledge and leadership that deliver solutions to science, society, and industry. Her previous appointment was Professor at the University of Rhode Island with a joint appointment in the Graduate School of Oceanography and the Department of Ocean Engineering, where she also served as Associate Dean.
Dr. Moran was seconded to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where she served as an Assistant Director and focused on Arctic, polar, ocean, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and climate policy issues. Moran co-led the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program’s Arctic Coring Expedition which successfully recovered the first paleoclimate record from the Arctic Ocean. She also led one of the first offshore expeditions to investigate the seafloor following the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
Previously, Dr. Moran was a scientist at Canada’s Bedford Institute of Oceanography where one of her major research focus areas was the Arctic Ocean. She has participated in more than 40 offshore expeditions and has served as Chair and member of national and international science and engineering advisory committees and panels.