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Scott Lundgren, Director 

Scott Lundgren is the director of NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) under the National Ocean Service. He is responsible for overseeing NOAA’s efforts to protect and restore ocean and coastal resources from the impacts of threats such as oil, chemicals, marine debris, and disasters, thus benefiting the environment, public, and economy. OR&R delivers its services through four operating divisions strategically based around the United States.

Prior to his appointment as the OR&R director in 2019, Scott led the office’s Emergency Response Division, providing scientific support for coastal oil and chemical spill preparedness and response nationwide. Before joining NOAA in 2015, he served as a 23-year civilian employee of the U.S. Coast Guard in several environmental response and incident management positions from the field to headquarters, most recently serving as the senior technical advisor to the Coast Guard’s Marine Environmental Response program office.

Scott holds master’s degrees in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College, natural resources management/biology from Harvard University Extension School, and a Bachelor of Science in biology and environmental studies from Tufts University. He and his wife reside in Fairfax, Virginia, and have two college-age children.

Last updated Wednesday, August 9, 2023 10:23am PDT