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OccupationChief Science & Exploration Officer, National Geographic Society
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Terry Garcia is chief science and exploration officer for the National Geographic Society. He also is responsible for the Society’s core mission programs. He oversees the Society’s Explorers-in-Residence, Fellows, and Emerging Explorers programs; National Geographic Museum and exhibitions; live events; and location-based entertainment. He is chairman of the advisory board for the Scottish government’s Saltire Challenge Prize for marine renewable energy. He also serves on NOAA’s Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council. He is a member of the boards of directors of The Jason Project, Mystic Aquarium, and the Amazonian Center for Environmental Education and Research, and the advisory board of the Harte Research Institute of Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University. Garcia also has served on the U.S. National Committee for the Census of Marine Life, the board of trustees of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation as well as panels convened by the NOAA, National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Public Administration. [+]