Dr. Gary D. Sharp is Adjunct Professor at the Fisheries Centre of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He is also the Special Science Advisor to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Research Advisory Panel, and Scientific Director of the Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study.
He was senior editor of the fourth Edition of the FAO Atlas on Living Resources of the Sea, and he initiated the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Integrated Ocean Sciences, (CIRIOS) a joint institute between NOAA and the Naval Postgraduate School. From 1993 to 1997 Dr. Sharp was the Technology and Curriculum Development Planner for CSU Monterey Bay.
The main emphases of Dr. Sharp's current work are the topics of Climate and Global Change, and the applications of climate and upper ocean monitoring related to aquatic resources.