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Chris Scianni
Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory), Marine Invasive Species Program at California State Lands Commission


Chris Scianni is a Senior Environmental Scientist with the California State Lands Commission’s Marine Invasive Species Program (MISP). During his 12 years with the MISP, Chris’ work has focused on biofouling management policy and research. He led the development of California’s biofouling management regulations and continues to work with MISP scientists and inspection teams to implement and enforce these regulations. Chris is also a scientific diver trained and certified by the American Association of Underwater Scientists and is one of a small group of scientific divers in North America with experience diving and collecting biological samples from commercial ships. Chris received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from California State University, Long Beach and a Master of Science degree in Marine Science with an emphasis in Biological Oceanography from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories through California State University, Stanislaus.

Chris Scianni's Network

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel discussion: unintended consequences and environmental benefits

  • Update on California's Marine Invasive Species Program