NSF selected the initial members of the Board from a pool of nominations and self-nominations. As is normal when groups such as this are formed, members are given staggered terms. The normal term is 3 years. Members are eligible for renewal to a second term. OOI nominates two members. New appointees will be made by the OOIFB. See the Terms of Reference for details on membership.
Kendra Daly, (Chair) University of South Florida (2-year term ending Nov 2021) (became Chair in Nov 2019. Had original 1 year term ending May 2018)
Larry Atkinson (Past Chair), Old Dominion University
Tim Crone, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (DDCI Committee Chair, 2-year term ending May 2019)
Ed Dever, Oregon State University (OOI appointee)
Sarah Gille, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (3-year term ending May 2020)
Brian Glazer, University of Hawaii (3-year term ending May 2020)
Ruoying He, North Carolina State University (3-year term ending May 2021)(had original 1-year term ending May 2018)
Deborah Kelley, University of Washington (OOI appointee)
James O’Donnell, University of Connecticut (3-year term ending May 2021) (had original 1-year term ending May 2018)
Dax Soule, Queens College, City University of New York (3-year term, March 2020 to March 2023)
The starting date for OOIFB membership was May 1, 2017.