CAPT Ray Toll
CAPT Ray Toll, USN (Ret)
Director for Coastal Resilience Research
Old Dominion University
Ray Toll is the Director for Coastal Resilience Research at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where he has been the primary facilitator in developing a whole of government/community approach to regional planning to mitigate and adapt to sea level rise. This pilot is one of several in the country dealing with climate change and resiliency. He also served on Governor McAuliffe’s Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission. Mr. Toll is a retired Navy Captain who worked in Naval Oceanography for 26 years. Following Navy, he worked in the private sector, dealing mainly with Earth Science programs, models and data bases. He is currently the President of the Marine Technology Society. and serves on a number of Boards including the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, the Middle Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System, and in October 2012 chaired OCEANS 2012 (www.oceans12mtsieeehamptonroads.org). Mr. Toll has a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology from the University of Utah, and a Masters of Science in Meteorology and Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.