Richard W. Spinrad Confirmed As 11th NOAA Administrator
Richard (Rick) W. Spinrad, Ph.D., has been confirmed by the Senate as the under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and the 11th NOAA Administrator.
As SeafoodNews previously reported, the Biden Administration had nominated Spinrad for the position back in April. An oceanographer with decades of experience, Spinrad previously served as Chief Scientist of NOAA, an appointment made under the Obama administration. He also served as the head of NOAA’s Research Office and the National Ocean Service, as well as co-led the White House Committee in developing...
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