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Coastal ecosystems expert joins Marine Sciences Laboratory

August 09, 2006 Share This!

Andrea Copping to focus on cleanup, restoration and protection of Puget Sound

RICHLAND, Wash. – Andrea E. Copping, an authority in coastal ecosystem ecology, has joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sequim, Wash., as senior program manager for marine and coastal waters.

Copping will work with federal, state and local agencies on strategies and issues relating to the cleanup, restoration and protection of Puget Sound.

Copping participated in many of the scientific and planning processes leading to Washington Governor Christine Gregoire’s Puget Sound initiative. She also serves on the Northwest Straits Commission, the board of the national Estuarine Research Federation and on the steering committee of the Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership.

Before joining PNNL, Copping was associate director of the Washington Sea Grant Program at the University of Washington and continues with the university as an affiliate associate professor in the School of Marine Affairs. Her research interests include the interaction of humans with the coastal environment and the use of science in marine resource management.

The PNNL Marine Sciences Laboratory is the Department of Energy’s only marine research laboratory. It is located at the laboratory’s Sequim Marine Research Operations facility on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula. The laboratory primarily serves state and federal environmental and national security missions.

Tags: Environment, National Security, Operations, Marine Research

Interdisciplinary teams at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory address many of America's most pressing issues in energy, the environment and national security through advances in basic and applied science. Founded in 1965, PNNL employs 4,300 staff and has an annual budget of about $950 million. It is managed by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. As the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, the Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information on PNNL, visit the PNNL News Center, or follow PNNL on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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