Dr. Stumpf leads NOAA’s efforts to monitor and forecast harmful algal blooms, especially solving how to translate research into operations. He has over thirty years of experience in coastal oceanography, and he has investigated eutrophication, water quality, and habitat along most of the U.S. coast from Maine to Hawaii. He led the development of both the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast Systems, and was instrumental in starting NOAA’s CoastWatch program, the first program to routinely deliver oceanographic satellite imagery to coastal managers. He advises various state, national, and international agencies on monitoring strategies for algal blooms. Prior to working at the National Ocean Service, he was a research scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey in their Coastal and Marine Program in Florida. He has a B.A. degree in the Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Studies from the University of Delaware.