John Everett



Dr. John T. Everett

Arlington, Virginia USA



President, Ocean Associates, Inc. -- Fisheries and Oceans Consulting and Photography. OAI provides professional consulting services to government organizations, the private sector, academia, and UN agencies. OAI experts have carried out ocean and fisheries projects throughout the world. Our experts couple diverse work experiences as scientists and senior managers with exceptional educational backgrounds and contacts throughout the United States and world-wide. Teams of OAI Associates and affiliates can be fielded quickly, anywhere, to do analyses, plans, evaluations, and technical reports on oceans and fisheries affairs.

Owner and photographer. OceansArt.US specializes in photography in, on, and around the ocean, rivers, and lakes, including scenery, wildlife, and the human use of our planet's waters. There are hundreds of free photos including boats for fishing, sailing and recreation, shore scenes, seals, lighthouses, floatplanes, and forts plus coastal birds, insects, and flowers. There are also free pictures of favorite cities and zoos and aquariums. Also available are prints and unrestricted, royalty free, licenses for use of higher resolution digital images. Pictures are available for browsing and downloading by topic. We hope that by providing these high quality photos for free, people will better understand the beauty and fragility of our water heritage and will be in a better position to work towards sustainable use of our rivers, oceans, and coasts. See our digital photography tips : DOs and Don'tsChoosing a Camera and Accessories , Downloading Photos, and Editing Photos. The site is at http://www.OceansArt.US. Dr. Everett is a professional photographer for Marine Photobank.

Owner and photographer, TechnologySite. TechnologySite specializes in the photos and history of technological gains of the human species.  There is a focus, as we get started, towards sectors involving the oceans, transportation, and space. Our site has hundreds of free photos. We hope that by providing these high quality photos for free, people will better understand the inventiveness of our ancestors and our contemporaries.  Our growing list of inventions is available here. Our list of most important inventions that have enabled our rapidly advancing civilization are available here. The site is located at

Project Manager and Chief Editor, United Nations Atlas of the Oceans. The Atlas is Internet-based, with information relevant to sustainable development of the oceans and to advancement of science. It is designed for policy makers, scientists and resource managers but is also a major attraction to the public and students. The Atlas includes: 1. an encyclopedic About the Oceans section from how oceans were formed, to their physiology, biology, and climatology, including maps and data bases; 2. the Uses of the oceans from sources of food, livelihood, recreation and energy to conservation, shipping, mining; and, 3. Ocean Issues such as food security, governance, global change, and pollution. The Atlas is at

Memories of the Apollo Program - Presentation to staff and docents of the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia USA (72 Mgb). It includes Neil Armstrong's One small step for a man speach and that of JFK at Rice Univ. on the goal of going to the moon in this decade.


Interests in Climate Change: Dr. Everett led work for the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) on five impact analyses from 1988-2000: Fisheries (Convening Lead Author), Polar Regions (Co-Chair), Oceans (Lead Author), and Oceans and Coastal Zones (Co-Chair/2 reports). He also was a Contributing Expert in developing the IPCC Impact Assessment Methodology protocol. See IPCC Nobel Prize recognitionIPCC Nobel Prize Recognition to John T. Everett. Since leaving NOAA, he has kept abreast of the literature in these areas, talked to many individuals and groups and has maintained these subjects on the UN Atlas of the Oceans, where he is the Chief Editor and Project Manager. As time permits, he reviews IPCC documents for IPCC (as an Expert Reviewer) and for the US. See his US Congressional testimony on the Impacts of Climate Change on the Oceans and Coastal Zones and Fisheries and on Ocean Acidification.

He received the NOAA Administrator’s Award for “accomplishments in assessing the impacts of climate change on global oceans and fisheries.”Climate Change Award to John T. Everett

He was assigned the climate change duties when he was the NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service Division Chief for Fisheries Development in the 1970s. The agency was very concerned about the impact of climate change on the US fisheries and fishing industry. Global cooling would be devastating to our fisheries and aquaculture. About 1987, the momentum shifted to fears of global warming and as Director of Policy  and Planning for NOAA/NMFS, he was tasked to lead NMFS efforts in dealing with it. This switch makes him more cautious than many of his peers.  He has a website to help others see all sides of the argument and sort things out for themselves:

Interests in Ecosystems: Since overseeing the NMFS contract for ecosystem modeling at MIT's Draper Lab in the 1970s, Dr. Everett has been actively involved in the furtherance of an ecosystems-based approach to fisheries management. Upon his retirement from NMFS, he received this plaque recognizing his contributions to fisheries science. Plaque recognizing contributions of Dr. John T. Everett to fisheries science

He has been studying the role of "forage fish" as predators (of fish eggs, larvae, and young) and as competitors with all young fish for zooplankton, for over a dozen years. His testimony on menhaden is the first public paper. He has also been studying the positive effects of dredging he observed as a commercial fisherman. The first report of this type was on the Impacts of Dredging to the NEFMC.

Dr. Everett is a Life Member of American Fisheries Society and of Betta Gamma Sigma academic honor society. He is also a Member of the Marine Technology Society, the Coastal Conservation Association, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.



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