About Tony Knap
Dr. Knap built the Bermuda Institute for Biological Sciences (BIOS) from a small biological institution into a world-renowned center on oceanographic research, increased the endowment significantly, bought three scientific research vessels without government support, and built and managed the most advanced scientific labs in the region.
He has published over 150 papers and book chapters on ocean chemistry and biogeochemistry, oil pollution and other marine pollutants, ocean observations, risk assessment of climate change, and oceans and human health. He has 11,800 science citations.
He was the Founder and the Principal Investigator of the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series (BATS) off Bermuda for its first 25 years as well as PI of the Panulirus Hydrographic Stations – the longest continuous ocean time-series founded by Henry Stommel in 1954. Knap and colleagues started the Risk Prediction Initiative – a partnership between the Re-insurance industry and climate scientists as well as the International Center for Ocean and Human Health.
He is a member and chair of numerous international groups concerned with marine chemistry and pollution, and was the director of all marine environmental research for the government of Bermuda; chair of sub-committees for International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES); representative from Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) to the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), Chairman of the Health of the Oceans panel; co-chair of Coastal Observing Panel for GOOS and member of International Steering Committee for GOOS; Partnership for Observations of the Global Ocean (POGO); Fellow, Royal Geographical Society, U.K.