Dr. Neil Davies is Executive Director of the University of California Gump South Pacific Research Station (Moorea) and Research Affiliate at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science. Based in French Polynesia since 2000, his research focuses on sustainability science and how biodiversity genomics can contribute to a computational model of place. With the Island Digital Ecosystem Avatar (IDEA) Consortium, he is working to establish Moorea and Tetiaroa as the world’s best-known social-ecological systems. He is a founding director of Tetiaroa Society and Blue Climate Initiative.
At the Blue Climate Summit: Neil’s Mission alignments are Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal and Healthy Blue Communities. He sees the Summit as an amazing opportunity to accelerate blue pathways to net-zero and help Oceania become the first climate-positive ‘continent’.