CPR Initiative board of Advisors
Under Secretary of Commerce for Atmosphere and Oceans & Administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Dr. James Baker is an American scientist who was trained as a physicist, practiced as an oceanographer, and has held science and management positions in academia, non-profit institutions, and government agencies. He is the longest serving Under Secretary of Commerce for Atmosphere and Oceans and Administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Previously, he was the President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences Natural History Museum in Philadelphia, President of Joint Oceanographic Institutions Inc., and Dean of the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. He also served as Director, Global Carbon Measurement Program, William J. Clinton Foundation working with forestry programs in developing countries with the aim of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and at the same time helping alleviate poverty. Jim is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an elected member of the American Philosophical Society.