NOAA - Ecosystem Goal Team - To protect, restore and manage the use of coastal and ocean resources through an ecosystem approach to management
Philip works in the NMFS Office of Protected Resources, where he is the Protected Species National Program Coordinator. In this capacity, Philip supports and manages all aspects of PPBES relating to Protected Species, including coordination with the Ecosystem Observations and Ecosystem Research Programs for science support. Philip has extensive working relationships with the NMFS Regions and Science Centers, and sits as an ad-hoc member of the NOAAAUV Working Group; has lead a NOAA-wide Ocean Fertilization Fact sheet writing group (currently under Research Council review); has written national aquatic indicators for the Office of Habitat Conservation and he has also served as the Cooperative Institutes Program Manager (Acting) for NOAA's Office of Ocean and Atmospheric Research.
Prior to joining NOAA in October 2005, Philip worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle, WA leading salmon habitat restoration projects, and ensuring environmental compliance on military construction sites (including NEPA, CWA and CAA compliance). He has also worked for Pinellas County, Florida; Tampa Bay Watch (an NGO), and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission performing habitat restoration, conservation, public outreach and bivalve fisheries work. Philip holds an M.S. in Oceanography and Coastal Science from Louisiana State University and a B.S. in Marine Science from Eckerd College. Philip lives in Mount Rainier, MD with his wife and their daughter; spends as much time with his other two daughters as he can; is a rabid LSU football fan; and never met a seafood he couldn't cook or won't try to catch. Philip also has interests in sustainable development and planning, politics, building railroad models, and woodworking.