Richard (Rick) Steiner, Oasis Earth
Professor and Conservation Biologist

rickpicFrom 1980 – 2010, Rick Steiner was as a marine conservation professor with the University of Alaska, stationed in the Arctic (Kotzebue 1980-1982), Prince William Sound (Cordova 1983-1997), and Anchorage (1997-2010).

Today, through the independent “Oasis Earth” project, he provides scientific advice to NGOs, governments, industry, and civil society around the world on environmental aspects of extractive industries and marine conservation issues. He conducts Rapid Environmental Assessments of oil, gas, and mining projects; consults on oil spill prevention, response, damage assessment, and restoration; works to establish local Citizens Advisory Councils to advise industry and government; advises on energy policy and climate change; and advises on Arctic conservation issues. Read more about Rick Steiner.

Professor Steiner is "one of the world's leading marine conservation scientists," as well as "one of the most respected and outspoken academics on the oil industry's environmental record."

- The Guardian, UK, Jan. 24, 2010

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