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Erin Satterthwaite

Sustainability Researcher, California Sea Grant and CalCOFI Coordinator, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

Dr. Erin Satterthwaite is a translational marine ecologist with California Sea Grant at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. She works at the interface of applied marine research, diverse stakeholder engagement, and data communication to advance ocean knowledge for sustainability. She works on ocean sustainability topics related to marine biodiversity, ocean observations, diverse engagement & knowledge co-production, fisheries & the sustainable blue economy, social-ecological systems, participatory science, and biological oceanography. She is currently supporting initiatives: to coordinate the longest integrated marine ecosystem time series, CalCOFI;  to include underrepresented voices – such as early career professionals – into knowledge co-production in support of sustainability; and to integrate ecological and social observations into ecosystem-based management. 

In her current role, she serves as the CalCOFI Coordinator & California Sea Grant extension specialist. She is coordinating the longest marine ecosystem time series, the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) and engages with key stakeholders within California, nationally, and internationally and conducts research relevant to sustainable marine management in the context of a changing climate.  

Erin completed a PhD in Ecology at the University of California, Davis and a B.A. in Biology at Juniata College. She was previously a postdoctoral scholar at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and a California Sea Grant State Fellow with the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center.

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