Our Team

Ocean Exchange Team

Lynette Cardoch

Vice president, Moffatt & Nichol

Dr. Lynette Cardoch is a coastal ecologist with over 25 years of experience in regulatory and water policies, coastal restoration, and urban and coastal resiliency.

She has also worked closely with coastal utilities and natural resource agencies on integrated planning and operationalizing resiliency, particularly for coastal protection, storm surge, and interior flooding.  She is an active resident of Miami-Dade County, having participated on the Biscayne Bay Task Force. She also serves as Vice-Chair on the County’s Planning Advisory Board. She was recently appointed by Gov. DeSantis to the Florida Commission on Community Service, colloquially knows as Volunteer Florida.

Lynette is vice president with Moffatt & Nichol as their Director of Resilience & Adaptation, leading efforts to deliver comprehensive resiliency solutions & adaptation services in the coastal zone. Services range from coastal planning (e.g., decision economics and strategic consulting) to engineering of nature-based (e.g., wetlands and beaches) and built infrastructure (e.g. maritime structures).

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Ph.D., Oceanography and Coastal Sciences (Advisor: John W. Day, Ph.D)

Fulbright Scholar, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain

Focus: Ecology and ecological economics

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL

M.A. Marine Affairs and Policy

Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

A.B. Cum Laude, Biological Anthropology

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“Ocean Exchange has a platform to enable people with information that they need to know about the ocean and then to showcase new technologies that are on the forefront of really helping the ocean and the planet.”

“The quality of the content and the people who are involved with Ocean Exchange is all high end.”

“Besides funding, Ocean Exchange provides access to a wide area network of incredibly talented people in organizations that really do just want to help people.”

“Ocean Exchange is really about helping the little guys grow and in so doing, helping the big guys be better ocean citizens.”

“Ocean Exchange seems to be much more focused on bringing to light under-capitalized, wonderful new technology ideas. And it’s all about two-way access to this new technology and to the people who can help with the experience to grow that technology.”

“Ocean Exchange is a force multiplier to enable sustainable innovation.”

“Ocean Exchange is a global, novel innovation forum that has a greater ability to attract a broader range of impactful stakeholders than any other event that’s out there.”

“Unquestionably, one of Ocean Exchange’s primary strengths is how it brings together people from different paths. That makes its event a delegator experience as well as experience for an innovator or awards nominee.”

“Ocean Exchange is entirely different from any of the other organizations that I’m involved in. It is about sustainable innovation. I think it’s also very different in the extremely broad range of stakeholders that it involves.”

“There’s nothing better than going to an event or engaging with people so you walk away and say, ‘Wow!’”