Bruce Parker

Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker
Visiting Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology; Author, The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters

BRUCE PARKER is a visiting professor at the Center for Maritime Systems at the Stevens Institute of Technology and president of Coastal and Estuarine Solutions and the author of The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters.

He is a former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service in NOAA and director of the Coast Survey Development Laboratory. Parker is also a former director of the World Data Center for Oceanography (with counterparts in Russia and China) and a former principal investigator for the NOAA Global Sea Level Program in the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program.

He received his Ph.D. in physical oceanography from Johns Hopkins University, a Master's in physical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS/BA in physics/biology from Brown University. Parker has received the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal, as well as the Commodore Cooper Medal from the International Hydrographic Organization.