The Gulf of Maine Regional Ocean Science Initiative
Deerin Babb-Brott

Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management

Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Zone Management and Director, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management

Deerin Babb-Brott has 18 years of experience in the environmental field, with a focus on coastal management issues and environmental impact review. As Assistant Secretary in the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, he is managing the development of an ocean management plan for Massachusetts waters, under the Oceans Act of 2008. Deerin previously served as Assistant Secretary for Environmental Impact Review and Director of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act, managing the environmental review of major development projects in the Commonwealth. Before joining MEPA, he worked in the MA Office of Coastal Zone Management, serving most recently as the Assistant Director for Planning and Coastal Development. Deerin has a BA in Government and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College; he lives with his wife and two daughters in Ipswich, MA and surfs at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester.

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