The endowed chair for Marine Police and Law was the first chair created by the Harte Research Institute. McLaughlin has extensive knowledge about the international law of the sea, ocean energy policies, ocean governance, and marine ecosystem-based management.
McLaughlin, a former Fulbright Scholar to Japan, has held numerous marine policy leadership positions. As endowed chair, he incorporates well-developed policy into scientific, economic, and social issues, to provide decision makers with an added framework in which to work.
Dr. Richard McLaughlin