Dr. Christopher Sabine

Director of Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, NOAA

Christopher L. Sabine is director of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, WA and an affiliate faculty at the University of Washington School of Oceanography. Sabine received his PhD in chemical oceanography from the University of Hawaii in 1992. Since that time he has published over 120 articles and book chapters. His current research focuses on the global carbon cycle, the role of the ocean in absorbing CO2 released from human activity, and ocean acidification. He has won numerous awards including a Gold Medal Award for pioneering research leading to the discovery of increased acidification in the world’s ocean.