Mary G Altalo
Edgefield Environmental Associates
217 Simkins Street
Edgefield, SC 29824
Mary Altalo is the owner of Edgefield Environmental Associates LLC in Edgefield, South Carolina. Edgefield Environmental Associates is a woman-owned small business dedicated to designing and implementing integrated end-to-end systems which address pressing needs for clean energy production and clean waste disposal management. Previously, Dr. Altalo was Director of Ocean.US, a federal interagency office supported by 10 agencies: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Mineral Management Service, the U.S. Geologic Survey, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Dr. Altalo has AB in environmental biology from Smith College and a PhD degree in biology and oceanography from The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Altalo joined Ocean.US from the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE). Prior to that, she served as the Chief Scientist for Enterprise Solutions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Dr. Altalo has held a visiting fellowship in the Department of Statistics at the London School of Economics (LSE). Formerly she was Deputy Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Associate Vice Chancellor for Marine Science at the University of California, San Diego. She has served as program manager for biological oceanography at the Office of Naval Research and as associate program director for biological oceanography at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Altalo was the Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental IOC-WMO-UNEP Committee for the Global Ocean Observing System (I-GOOS), and also served as the Director of the IOC UNESCO Business Programs for Observing Systems at the LSE. She has authored and co-authored numerous scientific articles and technical reports as well as outreach articles in trade journals.