Dr. Frank Schwing, Director of the Environmental Research Division for the Southwest Fisheries Science Center of NOAA Fisheries Service, presents "Climate Change in California Coastal Waters: Economic, Social and Intrinsic Impacts on Our Marine Ecosystem."
Dr. Frank Schwing is an oceanographer with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service, and director of the Pacific Fisheries Environmental Laboratory in Pacific Grove, CA.
Schwing received a PhD in Oceanography from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. He is the author of over 120 peer-reviewed scientific publications, many on climate change and its influence on marine ecosystems and their populations. He has given over 150 seminars and presentations at scientific conferences, and is a frequent speaker to local and national groups and in the media on climate change and other science issues. One of his most recent efforts is an essay in Thoreau's Legacy: American Stories about Global Warming, published by Penguin Classics.
Previously, Schwing has worked with the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and was an Expert Reviewer for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Climate Assessment. He is a visiting professor in the Department of Oceanography, Naval Postgraduate School, and is a fellow with the Joint Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research at the University of Hawaii.
Schwing has worked for NOAA since 1989, and has received the U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award.
Dr. Frank Schwing, Director of Environmental Research for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, presents a "reasonable projection" of climate change-induced sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay.
If the bay rose just one meter, he says, most of the South Bay and the San Francisco International Airport would be submerged.