“Polynesia FIRST: Floating Infrastructure Research: Science & Technology”
Director of the University of California Berkeley Gump Station in Moorea, French Polynesia. Responsible for developing world-class research, educational, and public outreach programs. Works with international and local partners to establish Moorea as a leading model ecosystem. In the context of unprecedented global change, Gump Station programs aim to: (1) discover processes underlying tropical biocomplexity, particularly in coral reef systems, and (2) translate this knowledge into sustainable development through innovative eco-engineering tools and management approaches. Neil is a leading a consortium of researchers in Polynesia to provide environmental guidance to the Floating Island Project.