2024 Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon

Mark your calendars for this years Marine Environmental Awards Lunch on Wednesday, October 30th at the Battle House Hotel 

Our speaker this year will be Dr. Larry Madin, Deputy Director Emeritus; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute 


Larry Madin is Deputy Director Emeritus and Senior Science Advisor at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, MA. He served previously as Deputy Director and Vice President for Research, Director of the Ocean Life Institute, and Senior Scientist and Chair of the Biology Department at WHOI. He started at WHOI as a postdoctoral scholar in 1974 and retired in 2019.

His research interests are in the biology of oceanic and deep-sea zooplankton and fishes. He has participated in over 70 research cruises, serving as Chief Scientist on half of them. Madin was among the first biologists to use SCUBA diving and submersibles for the in-situ study of oceanic animals. Beginning in 1971, he has logged nearly 1,000 dives from the tropics to Antarctica, is the author or co-author of 100 scientific publications, and for 20 years chaired the WHOI Diving Control Board. 

As Vice President for Research from 2006 to 2019, Madin oversaw about 200 principal investigators in the science departments and related Centers at WHOI. He helped in the development of new opportunities in ocean science and engineering, including development of international and industry partnerships. His current role as Senior Science Advisor includes involvement in WHOI’s Ocean Twilight Zone program, and advisory roles for external organizations and companies.