Dr. Dwight Gledhill serves as Deputy Director of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program headquartered in Silver Spring, MD. Dwight has served in this capacity since nearly the start of the program and even worked towards the creation of a cross-agency initiative on ocean acidification in the years prior to the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act (FOARAM). Since the program’s inception, he has worked to ensure the programs research portfolio remains transdisciplinary, world class, and responsive the needs of NOAA’s stakeholders. An Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm, Gledhill received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University in 2005 where he researched carbonate mineral kinetics in complex electrolyte solutions as well the sediment biogeochemistry associated with methane clathrates (i.e. gas hydrates) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. He joined NOAA as a 2005 Sea Grant Knauss Fellow at NOAA NESDIS Coral Reef Watch where he led the development the first satellite-based estimates of ocean acidification in the Greater Caribbean Region. Currently, Dwight is a member of several interagency working groups including the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification (IWG-OA), Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CC-IWG) and the Interagency Carbon Dioxide Removal Research Coordination (I-CDR-C) Work Stream. More recently Gledhill has been helping to lead the NOAA Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Task Force engaged in formulating a cross-NOAA research strategy relevant to NOAA’s mission areas.