Rob Moir

Rob Moir, PhD

President and Executive Director| Ocean River Institute

Rob Moir is an educator, scientist and environmental activist who has dedicated his career to creating educational, community, and policy partnerships to advocate for the preservation/restoration of waterways, wildlife and to meet the challenges of the climate crisis. Since 2007, he has served as the Executive Director of the Ocean River Institute. He is the founding chair of the board of Ocean Champions, and co-founder of Salem Sound Coastwatch. He has worked as a science teacher, assistant scientist for Sea Education Association, and curator of natural history at the Peabody Essex Museum. He serves on the Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park Partnership, and as senior advisor for Entelligent. He was active in the passage of the Massachusetts Ocean Planning Act and the Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap. Dr. Moir holds a Bachelor of Arts in natural sciences from Hampshire College, and a Master of Science in teaching in science education and environmental management from Antioch University. He has studied ecology at the Marine Biological Laboratory and climate sciences at USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. In 2002, he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in environmental studies at Antioch University. Dr. Moir is a longtime Switzer Environmental Fellow.

Star Treatment

Dr. Moir spoke with Star Jones about his drive to save the environment and his long career in conservation.

Marquis Crew Video

Dr. Moir spoke in-depth about his inspiration and insights gained over decades of environmental advocacy work.

Bloomberg Magazine

Dr. Moir was featured in Bloomberg Magazine as a Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientist.

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Hemispheres Magazine

Dr. Moir was among a group of Marquis Who’s Who listees featured in Hemispheres Magazine.

Insight Magazine

Dr. Moir discusses his passion for environmental protection in a Marquis Insight Magazine interview.

Industry Leaders

Dr. Moir was named a Marquis Industry Leader for his dedication to conservation and environmental outreach.

Personal Website

Dr. Moir’s professional honors and story are highlighted on his personal website.

Top Educators

In recognition of his advocacy and outreach efforts, Dr. Moir was named a Marquis Top Educator.

Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Moir’s career accomplishments are profiled in his Lifetime Achievement page.

Millennium Magazine

Dr. Moir had the opportunity to share his success story in Millennium Magazine.

Millennium Magazine Rob Moir

Forbes Magazine

Due to the nature of his work, Dr. Moir was profiled in Forbes Magazine.

Rob Moir Forbes Magazine

Wall Street Journal

Upon receiving the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Moir was featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Wall Street Journal WSJ Rob Moir

2021 Newsletter

Dr. Moir spoke on his work and professional philosophy in a 2021 Marquis Newsletter.

2020 Newsletter

Dr. Moir discussed his recent professional endeavors in an issue of the Marquis Who’s Who Newsletter.

2019 Humanitarian Award

In 2019, Dr. Moir was honored with a Humanitarian Award for his conservation efforts. 

2018 Press Release

Dr. Moir’s recognition as an Environmental Fellow of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation in 1996 is honored in his 2018 press release.

2019 Radio Interview

Dr. Moir discussed his background and achievements as a scientist and conservationist in a Marquis Radio interview.

2018 Lifetime Achievement Press Release

In honor of his decades-long commitment to natural preservation, Dr. Moir was presented with the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

2017 Radio Interview

In his radio interview, Dr. Moir speaks about his twofold approach to helping the environment. First, his Political Action Campaign, Global Warming Solutions, focuses on promoting ecologically sound policy. Second, the Ocean River Institute works with communities to help inform citizens about the effect that each of us has on the environment. 

2017 Newsletter

Dr. Moir discusses his recent work in natural sciences and environmental advocacy in a Marquis Newsletter.



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