bOARD OF DIRECTORS
Representative of the United States
BSc, MSc, PhD
Andrea holds a BSc. in marine biology, and a M.S. and PhD. in biological oceanography. Andrea has spent most of her professional career on interactions between human activities and the marine environment in coastal and estuarine areas. Andrea joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2006.
Previously, Andrea was Associate Director of the Washington Sea Grant, University of Washington. Since joining PNNL, Andrea has led a team of scientists and engineers applying risk-based approaches to understanding potential environmental effects of marine renewable energy and offshore wind. Dr. Copping also leads research and development on marine energy for the Blue Economy. Dr. Copping is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the University of Washington, and Associate Editor of the Coastal Management Journal.