Dr. Coffin comes to this venture with more than 25 years in applied methane hydrate exploration, ocean carbon sequestration, and environmental assessment and remediation on and off of four continents, in six different coastal regions. Previously, he served as Section Head for the Marine Biogeochemistry Section of the Naval Research Laboratory. Aside from his work as President of Strategic Carbon, Dr. Coffin is currently the Department Chair of Physical and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
Vice President, Strategy
Mr. Stickney is co-founder and president of nationally known energy and environmental issues management firm Calypso Communications. He brings more than 30 years of executive experience in energy public affairs management and leads all legislative, labor, and regulatory matters and capital project business development for Strategic Carbon.
Dr. Paula Rose
Lead Isotope Geochemist
Dr. Paula Rose earned a B.S. degree in chemistry and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in marine geochemistry. Her work has focused on the use of stable and radioactive isotopes to investigate biogeochemical processes in aquatic environments. She has extensive coastal and offshore field experience and has lead research teams in the North Sea, the Alaskan Arctic and off New Zealand. Currently she is managing the construction, development and operation of the newly established Isotope Core Laboratory at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
Dr. Ingo Pecher
Strategic Advisor, Geophysics
Dr. Pecher is a marine geophysicist with more than 20 years of experience in seismic exploration of the seafloor, focusing on gas hydrates, shallow gas, and geohazards. He has conducted seismic surveys offshore of North and South America as well as New Zealand and is applying seismic analysis techniques to identify and quantify gas hydrates. Dr. Pecher previously led New Zealand’s gas hydrates program and is currently Senior Lecturer of Geophysics at the University of Auckland.
Dr. Bjørn Kvamme
Strategic Advisor, International Energy Development
Dr. Bjørn Kvamme has been a full professor for more than 30 years, most recently in the Department of Physics and Technology at the University of Bergen, Norway. Dr. Kvamme has authored or co-authored more than 450 publications covering research in thermodynamics, non-equilibrium and statistical thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and molecular simulations.
Dr. Hussain Abdulla
Strategic Advisor, Organic Chemistry
Dr. Abdulla is an environmental organic geochemist with more than 20 years of experience in analyzing wide varieties of complex mixtures of organic compounds. His main research focuses on understanding the fate of dissolved organic matter (DOM), as it is the largest reactive organic reservoir in the global carbon cycle. To understand and quantify the significance of various biogeochemical processes on aquatic ecosystems, he deciphers the chemical codes imprinted by these processes on the chemical structures of DOM pool. Moreover, he investigates how the change in the chemical structures of DOM affects the transformation and transportation of different anthropogenic pollutants in aquatic environments.