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Oceanographic Center Dean Named 2010 South Florida Business Leader

Richard E. Dodge, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s Oceanographic Center was named this month by Seafarer’s House in Port Everglades as the 2010 South Florida Business Leader.

Seafarer’s House in Port Everglades recently named Richard E. Dodge, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s Oceanographic Center, as the 2010 South Florida Business Leader. Dodge will be honored at the South Florida Business Leaders’ Luncheon on Nov. 12 aboard the Holland America Line cruise ship, Statendam, which is berthed in Port Everglades.

“[Dodge] was a natural selection for this honor,” said Phil McNally, Area President of Paradise Bank and the South Florida Business Leaders’ Luncheon Chairman. “His long career has been focused on the science of coral reefs and the ramifications of the changes in our oceans and ocean reefs. The economy of South Florida certainly depends upon maintaining this delicate balance; it’s good business. We welcome the rest of the community to this special event on Nov. 12, where we will take the time to acknowledge the many gifts and contributions of Dr. Dodge.” 

Dodge is the executive director of the Oceanographic Center’s National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI). He received a B.A. degree from University of Maine in 1969, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University in 1973 and 1978. He has served as editor of the international scientific journal Coral Reefs and now serves on its editorial board. He was the chair of the Local Organizing Committee of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium 2008. He is the elected Secretary and Board member of the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA), which includes the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Dodge is a recognized authority on corals and coral reefs.

His research has centered on the growth rates of reef-building corals, coral reef structure, fossil coral reefs, the ecology of recent corals reefs, coral reef damage assessment, and oil effects on corals and coral reefs. He has conducted reef related research in Haiti, Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Jamaica, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Panama, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, and Florida. Dodge has held grants and contracts for reef related work from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the US Geological Survey, the U.S. Navy, Florida SeaGrant, NOAA, the Environmental Protection Agency, South Florida Water Management District, Marine Spill Response Corporation, Office of Naval Research, State of Florida, Broward County Department of Planning and Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Department of Justice. He is the author of many publications and reports for various agencies and companies. For more information, please visit http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/dr-richard-e-dodge-selected-2010-south-florida-business-leader/