Gustavo Rubio
Vice President, Science & Research


Gustavo Rubio is vice president of science and research at ECS. In that role, he manages and oversees projects for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Coast Guard, focusing on a variety of areas including fisheries, protected species, and coral reef research and management; environmental compliance; social science and economics; outreach, communications, and education; and climate change.

Prior to joining ECS in 2006, Mr. Rubio worked in coastal management for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There, he evaluated programs, drafted policy, and prepared budgets and strategic plans. Before joining the EPA, Mr. Rubio was a project manager at Florida International University, where his work focused on Florida Everglades restoration, water allocation, and research using geographical information system (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) technologies. A marine biologist with 20 years of experience, his work has been published by NOAA, the EPA, and marine science journals such as Hydrobiologia and Estuaries.

Mr. Rubio is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists, The Coastal Society, Estuarine Research Federation, and the Project Management Institute. He has a Bachelor of Science in marine biology, chemistry, and business administration from University of Mobile, and a Master of Science in biology from Florida International University.