Rich Delaney //

Faculty // Coastal Zone Management and Water Resources


Richard F. Delaney is the President and CEO of the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, MA. The Center for Coastal Studies is a 35 year old private, non-profit focused on the conservation, protection and sustainable management of coastal and marine resources through scientific research, public education and sustainable public policy.

Previously, Mr. Delaney was the founding Director of the Urban Harbors Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston; served as Assistant Secretary of Environmental Affairs in Massachusetts for Governor Dukakis; was the National Chair of the Coastal States Organization in Washington DC representing the views of the 35 coastal states, Great Lake states and US territories and their Governors on legislative and budgetary matters before Congress.

He currently serves on a number of Boards of Directors including the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce; Chair of the Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuaries Advisory Committee, Chair of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.

Mr. Delaney has provided consultations to governments in over 20 countries regarding capacity building, institutional strengthening, and public education and outreach campaigns and is currently actively involved in preparations for the next Earth Summit Rio +20 to be held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012 focusing on sustainable develop

He has BS in Political Science from Harvard, has completed graduate studies in environmental planning and landscape architecture at the State University of New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry and completed a Certificate Program for Senior Executives at JKF School of Government.

Rich Delaney