Monique Baskin

Knauss Fellow, Arctic Research Program
P: 301 427-2423

NOAA Climate Program Office
1315 East-West Hwy, SSMC-3, #2830
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Monique Baskin received her MA in International Affairs with a focus on Environmental issues and graduate certificate in Environmental Health, Science and Policy from The George Washington University in 2016. Before joining the Arctic Research Program as a Knauss fellow, she spent 12 years in the United States Air Force were she had a variety of roles to include: commanding and maintaining a nuclear weapon system, managing an$800K morale and welfare budget and planning and executing over 100 high ranking US military, civilian and foreign dignitary events to include Former President Reagan’s funeral. As an Ocean Acidification Specialist in ARP, she is responsible for coordinating with other scientists in the research group and providing specific input and data products for describing the impacts of ocean acidification in the U.S. Arctic, particularly Alaska and coordinate with others in the Climate Program Office (CPO) on Arctic initiatives. She will also be in charge of continuing to provide inputs to the Arctic Council through AMAP with regard to OA risk assessments in the Arctic.


Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.


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