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Dr. Emily Pidgeon

Vice President

Dr. Emily Pidgeon is the Vice President of Ocean Science and Innovation at Conservation
International where she leads institutional programs integrating ocean science and
research with effective conservation strategies and field implementation globally. This
has included a particular focus on the impacts of climate change on coastal and ocean
communities and environments. Dr. Pidgeon leads the Blue Carbon Initiative – a global
partnership focused on recognizing the carbon and other values of coastal ecosystems
and increasing conservation and restoration of these coastal ecosystems. She is also co-
chair of the International Blue Carbon Scientific Working Group and has led
implementation of blue carbon conservation in priority countries globally.

Dr. Pidgeon has a broad background in marine and coastal science and engineering.
Prior to joining Conservation International, she was a coastal oceanographer at Scripps
Institution of Oceanography. She holds a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering
from Stanford University.