Will McClintock

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Project Scientist, Marine Science Institute Senior Fellow, United Nations Environment Program - World Conservation Monitoring Center

From 2004 to 2011, the McClintock Lab lead the development of MarineMap (www.marinemap.org), a web-based application used by stakeholders in California's Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative for marine protected area (MPA) planning. Regarded as a significant breakthrough in the process of "GeoDesign", combining science with the unencumbered art of design, MarineMap set a new standard for decision support tools used for marine spatial planning. In 2009, MarineMap won the inaugural innovation In Technology Award from the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.

With a $500,000 gift from Jack Dangermond (President of Esri, Inc.), Dr. McClintock has initiated the development of the "next-generation" MarineMap, called SeaSketch (www.seasketch.org). Designed such that anyone - regardless of their technical or scientific background - can participate in marine spatial planning, SeaSketch will bring the power of collaborative, spatial decision support systems to everyone with a web browser and internet connection.

Dr. McClintock received a B.A. in Biology from Earlham College (1991), M.S. In Behavioral Ecology from the University of Cincinnati (1994), Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology from the University of California Santa Barbara (2000), and M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute (2003). He has received over $3 million in grants and fellowships, delivered over 70 presentations and invited seminars, and has published 8 articles in peer reviewed journals.

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