Enrique Curchitser is Professor of Climate and Oceanography. His research interests are in understanding coastal physical-biological systems and how they are forced by, and contribute to, the climate system. He has worked in the North Pacific, Atlantic, Indonesian Throughflow, the Bering Sea and Arctic regions. At Rutgers, he leads the Earth System Modeling Laboratory, which focuses on the development and use of high-resolution coupled bio-physical models. Professor Curchitser is the Editor-in-Chief for Progress in Oceanography and the Chair of the inter-governmental North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES).