Robert L. Swanson, Ph.D. is a physical and coastal oceanographer who focuses on marine pollution and solid waste issues. He is Director of the Waste Reduction and Management Institute, and Associate Dean of the Marine Sciences Research Center. While maintaining a research program on the above topics, he also is active in using science to influence public policy.
Specific areas of expertise: Physical and coastal oceanography. Marine pollution. Marine policy, ocean policy, and solid waste issues.