Daniel B. Oerther, PhD, PE, BCEE, BCES
Professor Daniel B. Oerther (pronounced O’thur), PhD, PE, BCEE, BCES, CEng, CEnv, is the President-elect of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) and the Deputy-chair of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH, in the United Kingdom).
From 2014 through 2019, Dan was a senior science advisor to Secretaries of State Kerry, Tillerson, and Pompeo, providing leadership and technical expertise to create COAST – the Caribbean Ocean and Aquaculture Sustainability faciliTy. COAST is the first use of parametric climate insurance to promote food and nutrition security supporting sustainable development in the marine capture fisheries of the Caribbean sea. In 2020, COAST received the Honor Award in Environmental Sustainability from the AAEES, and in 2020, Professor Oerther was named a Highly Commended Finalist in the Environmental Professional of the Year competition of the Society for the Environment (in the UK).