Alaska Ocean Acidification Network Director
Darcy Dugan led the development and launch of the Alaska OA Network in 2016, and is now the network’s director. She has worked for AOOS since 2009, first focusing on partnerships and outreach to ensure ocean data and information is available for safe marine operations, environmental stewardship, and decision making. Darcy received a bachelors degree from Stanford University in the Earth Systems program, and a Masters of Environmental Science at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where her research focused on coastal vulnerability in western Alaska. She has also served as staff in the Alaska Legislature and as a research associate for the Institute of Social & Economic Research at UAA.