Associate Professor of Marine Geospatial Ecology
Patrick Halpin is an associate professor of marine eeospatial ecology in the Marine Science and Conservation Division of the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. Halpin leads the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab with laboratory facilities located at the main campus of Duke University as well as the Duke University Marine Lab.
He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia in 1995. Halpin’s research focuses on marine geospatial analysis, ecological applications of geographic information systems and remote sensing; marine conservation and ecosystem-based management. Halpin sits on a number of international scientific and conservation program steering committees including the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), the Global Oceans Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI), the Marine Working Group for the Group on Earth Observations - Biodiversity Observing Networks (GEO-BON) and the Google Oceans Advisory Council.