Dr. Lance Morgan is a marine biologist and president of Marine Conservation Institute. His research interests range from zoology to marine protected areas and he has studied taxa as diverse as deep sea corals, rockfishes, seabirds and marine mammals. Lance has explored the ocean as a SCUBA diver, aquanaut and submersible pilot, participating in DeepWorker surveys of deep-sea corals in British Columbia waters. He is currently Chairman of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, a member of the steering committee of the High Seas Alliance, research representative to the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, a member of the Mission Blue Hope Spot council and holds a research faculty appointment at Bodega Marine Laboratory. Lance oversees their largest initiatives, the Global Ocean Refuge System and the Atlas of Marine Protection – MPAtlas.org.