Dr. Greg Mitchell is a scientist at the University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the founder, President and Chairman of the Board of Pacific Blue Foundation. Dr. Mitchell is an expert in ocean photosynthesis, satellite remote sensing, and algal biotechnology. In the past 15 years, Dr. Mitchell has dedicated considerable volunteer time to Pacific Blue Foundation, a USA and Fiji non-profit dedicated to biological and cultural conservation. Since 2010 Pacific Blue Foundation has been directly responsible for a major revitalization of traditional sailing canoe construction and racing in Fiji. These efforts have resulted in Disney Animation Studio basing the sailing canoes in MOANA on the Fijian canoes, and the construction of two museum-quality canoes, one that was a gift to Queen Elizabeth for her 90th birthday and one that is part of a Fijian culture and art exhibit at the Los Angeles Contemporary Arts Museum. Also, he has published more than 75 basic research articles in the premier scientific literature, has been Chairman of the committees for doctoral students, and from 1990-1992 he served as NASA’s program manager for Ocean Biology.