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NOAA Administrator To Step Down In February 2013 In an email to colleagues last week, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco announced that she will step down in February.  In making the announcement, Lubchenco provided a list of what she termed to be NOAA’s top 20 achievements during her tenure, including but not limited to the following: ·         Helping to create the “first National Ocean Policy that recognizes the value of a healthy marine environment, emphasizes collaboration between regions and the federal government           and coordination across federal agencies…” ·         Setting a stronger course for endangered species conversation in the ocean ·         Developing and implementing a “One-NOAA” Arctic Vision and Strategy and Task Force Names mentioned in initial speculation on Lubchenco’s possible replacement included National Geographic Society Vice President and former NOAA official and Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission Member Terry Garcia, U.S. Arctic Research Commission Chair and former Alaska Lt. Gov., University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor, and Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission Member Frances Ullmer, and Conservation International Chief Scientist and former NOAA fisheries official and member of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and National Academy of Sciences Ocean Studies Board Andrew RosenbergREAD MORE