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Margaret Pinza

Margaret Pinza

Marine Sciences Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
1529 West Sequim Bay Road
Sequim, Washington 98382


Meg Pinza is a Senior Program Manager based at the Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sequim Washington. She has a Master of Science degree in Aquatic Toxicology with 27 years of experience managing multi-disciplinary programs focused on examining environmental effects of offshore development. Her specialized expertise involves working within the energy sector to collect field data related to environmental monitoring of oil exploration and marine renewable energy devices, to conduct laboratory studies designed to look at the potential anthropogenic effects to marine organisms and to analyze field and laboratory data to inform the regulation of energy activities.

Meg is currently managing a Department of Energy funded Triton Initiative tasked with the development, field testing and processing of data for environmental monitoring systems deployed in and around emerging MHK devices, obtaining data related to fish interaction around MHK devices and validating and standardizing environmental monitoring method to ensure consistency in data collection and applicability of the data to inform the regulatory community. Other relevant activities include the development of baseline and post baseline analysis for oil exploration in the Arctic and the Gulf of Mexico, and Brazil, and developing decision tools to support stakeholders with the regulatory compliance process.

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Aquatic Toxicology, Western Washington University, WA, 1990
  • B.S., Biology, Gonzaga University, Spokane WA, 1986

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