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Steven Ripley

Steven Ripley - Science Program Manager

Steven Ripley is the Global Reef Project’s Science Program Manager. He has an Honors degree in biochemistry and a Masters degree in marine biology. Steven has completed one year of his doctoral program in marine biology at the National Oceanographic Centre, University of Southampton, U.K., and is currently on sabbatical to work with the Global Reef Project. Mr. Ripley’s expertise lies in the areas of molecular biology and ocean acidification. Of particular interest to him are the effects of increasing, anthropogenically-driven, carbon dioxide levels on coral reef ecosystems. Steven is a PADI dive master and a commercial skipper. He worked as a consultant for the Global Reef Project for three years before joining as the Science Program Manager.


Lyle Turner

Lyle Turner - Founder

Lyle Turner is the founder of the Global Reef Project. He campaigned and worked with Alchemy Ventures Ltd., to further coral reef conservation and restoration. Alchemy Ventures Ltd. has donated space aboard the research vessel, Alchemy, for the Global Reef Project’s investigations.

Between 1987 and 2003, Mr. Turner was the Corporation-Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of the multi-million dollar biotechnology company, Invitrogen. He has a degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of California in San Diego. He retired in 2003 and has devoted the rest of his life to saving the world’s coral reef ecosystems from human damage.

Currently, the Global Reef Project is connecting with marine biologists to begin the process of identifying the most useful type of physical, chemical, and biological data, which will help scientists understand coral reef ecosystems.

If you are interested in the opportunity to have the Global Reef Project collect data on your behalf, or if you would like to collaborate to formulate a standardized protocol for data collection, please contact the Global Reef Project.

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