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- Paul Mayewski Director Climate Change Institute, University of Maine
- Larry Mayer professor and director, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/ NOAA-UNH Joint Hydrographic Center, University of New Hampshire
- Myron Nordquist associate director, Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia School of Law
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