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David Allen

Program Manager (grantee)

David Allen joined GOMO in December 2019 as the Arctic Research Program Manager. David has worked in the DC metro area since he started work for the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), 2003 to 2015. During his tenure at USGCRP, he focused on interagency and international research cooperation. He worked with colleagues from counterpart international agencies in support of international research projects such as the World Climate Research Program (WCRP). He also coordinated and led the national author nomination and review process for international assessments including the UNFCCC’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 4th and 5th assessment reports and the first World Ocean Assessment.

David has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston where he was a sociology and pre-medical sciences major. He began his exploration of marine sciences in the Northeastern University East/West (now Three Seas) Marine Biology Program, and attained a Master’s degree from the University Of Washington School Of Oceanography. It was at the University of Washington where David was introduced to the Arctic, where he worked on low temperature microbiology, including cruises aboard the USCGC Polar Sea and the Louis S. St. Laurent.