Ian G. Brosnan, Ph.D., is a marine scientist and principal investigator at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Prior to joining NASA, he served in the US Coast Guard, where his assignments included Command at Sea and Congressional Affairs. He continues to serve as a Reserve officer. His research has been published in a variety of technical and policy journals and has been anthologized in two books.


As the global community faces new challenges, civil space-based Earth observations offer the United States unique opportunities to employ science diplomacy in cooperation and competition.