Chris Caldow

chris caldow

Research Coordinator

Chris Caldow has been with NOAA since 2000 when he became a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science's (NCCOS) Biogeography Branch at NOAA Headquarters. Chris subsequently became Chief of the Biogeography Branch, where he remained until coming west in July 2014 taking on the role of Research Coordinator at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Since 2014 Chris has built out the research capacity of the sanctuary through innovative partnerships with top tier academic institutions such as UC Santa Barbara, federal and state agencies as well as via fellowships, internships and contracting. Chris and his team are working on high visibility initiatives such as ocean noise, deep-sea exploration, habitat mapping, and human uses that are key to local sanctuary management but are also of regional and national significance. Chris obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Aquatic Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1996 and a Master of Science degree in Biology from the University of Houston in 2000 where he focused on understanding early life history of reef fish, marine protected area science, and climate change. Chris has over 60 publications in the peer-reviewed and technical scientific literature.

Contact Information

Phone: 805-893-6419

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