Professor Paul Arthur Berkman
PAUL ARTHUR BERKMAN
integrates science, policy and information technology with global perspectives that are relevant to the future of humankind.
He is Research Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California Santa Barbara.
He also is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of EvREsearch LTD, which utilizes its patented Digital Integration System (DigIn®) for government, business and education applications.
Paul is an interdisciplinary scientist with formal training in oceanography and ecology.
focuses on science-policy interactions in international governance, particularly with regard to the cooperative management of transboundary resources and international spaces that exist beyond national jurisdictions.
principal activities currently involve the: (1) "North Pole as a pole of peace" with the High Seas in the central Arctic Ocean as an undisputed international space; (2) conceptual development and practical implementation of environmental security in the Arctic Ocean; and (3) science-policy lessons from the first fifty years of the Antarctic Treaty System.
has wintered, scuba-dived under the sea-ice and lead government-sponsored research expeditions to Antarctica.
is the author of Science into Policy: Global Lessons from Antarctica (Academic Press, 2002).
Paul has a master's degree and doctorate in biological oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow.
Paul came to the University of Cambridge in 2007-08 initially as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar to plan the Antarctic Treaty Summit: Science-Policy Interaction in International Governance (www.atsummit50.aq) that was convened at the Smithsonian Institution on the 50th anniversary of the signature-day for the Antarctic Treaty in the city where it was adopted "in the interest of all mankind.