Errin Ramanujam

Program Director


Errin is a biologist turned marine ecologist with a proclivity for working alongside humans. She stands for collaboration over competition, respect of disparate values, and the oxford comma.


Errin has specialized in California coastal ecosystems for over a decade, earning her masters from University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Her background includes working in many different sectors including federal government, traditional NGOs, and for-profit companies. Fascinated by everything–from marine invertebrates to finding a common path forward on a difficult issues–she sought out Ocean Science Trust as a way to bring those sometimes disparate interests together.

Perfect Fit

Errin uses her professional experience, technical knowledge, and management skills to build relationships with partners to ensure the success of Ocean Science Trust programs.

Recent Projects and Publications

Ecological Risk Assessment as a Prioritization Tool to Support California Fisheries Management: Piloting risk-based decision frameworks on behalf of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Scientific Guidance for Once-Through Cooling Mitigation Funds: A Working Group of the Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team
Harmful Algal Blooms and California Fisheries: We led a working group to explore harmful algal blooms (HABs) and toxins in the marine environment, and their impact to fisheries along the coast of California.
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