Jan Newton

Senior PrincipalOceanographer and Affiliate Professor/Oceanograph
, University of Washington
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Dr. Jan Newton is a Senior Principal Oceanographer with the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington and an affiliate professor with the UWSchool of Oceanography and the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, both in the UW College of the environment. She is the Executive Director of the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean ObservingSystems (NANOOS), the US IOOS Regional Association for the Pacific Northwest. She is a Co-director of the Washington Ocean Acidification Center and the Co-chair of the Global Ocean Acidification ObservingNetwork.

Jan is a biological oceanographer who has studied the physical, chemical, and biological dynamics of PugetSound and coastal Washington, including understanding effects from climate and humans on water properties. Currently, she has been working with colleagues at UW and NOAA to assess the status of ocean acidification in our local waters.