David L. Evans
Noblis Center for Sustainability
3150 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042
David Evans is Director of the Center for Sustainability: Earth, Energy, and Climate at Noblis, Inc. in Falls Church, Virginia. He is responsible for building company-wide science-based initiatives. His initial efforts are focused on an emerging Noblis program to aid federal, state, and local governments in developing strategies to adapt to climate change. He is also working to expand existing programs in ocean, atmosphere, space, energy, and environmental science and engineering. Dr. Evans is an expert in coastal, ocean, marine, atmospheric, climate, and space and geophysical sciences. He worked as the leader of the United States Global Climate Change Research Program; managed programs in nautical charting and coastal zone management; and received a meritorious service Presidential Rank Award for his leadership and management at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Prior to joining Noblis, Dr. Evans was the Under Secretary for Science at the Smithsonian Institution; Assistant Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research; Deputy Assistant Administrator of NOAA for the National Marine Fisheries Service and National Ocean Service; Program Manager for the Physical Oceanography Program at the Office of Naval Research; and a tenured professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Evans is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union. Dr. Evans has a Ph.D. degree in physical oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, a B.A. degree in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of numerous scientific and popular publications.