Jennifer Henderson

 

Jennifer Henderson

CIRES
NOAA/NGDC/Marine Geology and Geophysics Division
325 Broadway, E/GC3
Boulder, Colorado 80305-3328

Phone: 303-497-6419
Fax: 303-497-6513

jennifer.henderson@noaa.gov

Jennifer is a professional research assistant collaborating with NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) at CU. Jennifer was hired in 2009 as part of the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project, a multi-agency collaboration whose mission is to define new, extended maritime boundaries beyond 200 nautical miles offshore consistent with international law. Formulation of a country’s outer limits is both a science-based and policy-based decision and understanding both issues is important to the U.S. ECS effort. Last summer Jennifer attended the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy, a 3-week course that focused on the foundations of modern oceans law, the history behind the Law of the Seat Treaty, and a variety of topics that are of current concern to the international community (eg: maritime boundaries, climate change, exploration and exploitation of natural resources, piracy and terrorism, enforcement of international standards). As one of the few non-lawyer students in a diverse international class, she was inspired to continue down the policy path.

Prior to joining NGDC, Jennifer worked offshore for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) and for a geophysical consulting firm in California. She earned her B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Mississippi and M.S. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.