Sue Moore

Sue E. Moore, PhD
NOAA/NMFS Office of Science & Technology

Sue Moore is a biological oceanographer, with 30 years research experience focused on the ecology, bioacoustics and natural history of whales and dolphins. She holds a BA in Biology from the University of California, San Diego, a MS in Biology from San Diego State University, and a PhD in Biological Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Sue served as Director (2002-2004), and as Cetacean Program Leader (1998-2002), at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML), NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center and is an affiliate professor at the University of Washington (UW) in the Department of Biology and the School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences. From 2004-08, she was a visiting scientist at the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) at UW to develop and support NOAA-relevant bio-acoustic and arctic-related research programs. In 2008, Sue returned to NOAA joining the Marine Ecosystems (ST7) Division of the Office of Science and Technology. Currently, Sue serves as the Chair of the Standing Working Group on Environmental Concerns of the International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee, which focuses on impacts of climate change and anthropogenic pollutants on cetaceans. In addition, she serves on the science steering and advisory committees for the: US Marine Mammal Commission; North Slope Science Initiative; Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH); Arctic Council/CAFF Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Group; and the SCAR/IASC Bipolar Action Group.

Photo: listening for whales from sea ice during NOAA 2005 Ocean Exploration cruise