Patrick Cotter is an Adjunct Professor in the MIIS International Environmental Policy program. He has more than 31 years of experience as an environmental scientist and international affairs specialist in managing domestic and international ocean programs for the United States Government. He has managed technical groups to support protections of coastal watersheds, reduction of coastal and marine pollution, implementation of large controversial port dredging projects, and protection of living marine resources. Mr.
Mr. Cotter has been a recreational scuba instructor, research diver, and underwater photographer since 1975, with diving experience in California, the Caribbean Sea, Florida, Hawaii, and Texas.
McGill University, Montreal, Canada:
Master of Science, Oceanography, 1984
University of Texas, Austin, TX:
Bachelor of Science, Biology- Marine Option, 1976
Commission for Environmental Cooperation.2003. Strategic Plan for North American Cooperation in the Conservation of Biodiversity
International Maritime Organization.2014. The London Protocol: What It Is and How to Implement It.