– Ocean Conservation Advisor
With 39 years of experience in scientific research, 27 years of experience in education science and innovation, more than 100 publications, and extensive experience in collaborative conservation, he advocates about solutions to climate change through public awareness. He opened the St. Louis Children’s Aquarium in 1993, and June 8, 2004 (World Oceans Day) opened its plant expansion, the World Aquarium. Regularly collaborates with international agencies such as UNESCO, UNEP, WHO, International Ocean Institute, Global Forum on Ocean, Coast and Islands, and as co-founder of the World Ocean Network. Leonard chaired an international committee with over 85 countries represented through a few thousand members representing industry, governments and NGOs, who provide feedback about current environmental issues in the world.