George Maul graduated college as a licensed U.S. Merchant Marine Officer, and then served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Lieutenant Commander Maul was initiated into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of Shellbacks at 44 West Longitude. As a NOAA oceanographer, he earned three Distinguished Authorship Awards, and was chief scientist on major research cruises. Dr. Maul was a vice chairman in the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, chairman of the joint IOC/UNEP Task Team on Climatic Change in the Wider Caribbean Region, founding chairman - IOCARIBE Tsunami Steering Group of Experts, chairman of the Florida COOS Consortium, president of SECOORA - the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association of IOOS, head of Florida Tech's Department of Marine and Environmental Systems, and president of Florida Tech's chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Physical oceanography of the North Atlantic Ocean and its role in Earth's climate system; quantifying Florida sea level rise and coastal temperature change; tsunami hazards of the Intra-Americas Sea; developing the coastal ocean observing system for the southeastern USA; Earth system science education; interdisciplinary solutions to contemporary environmental issues.
Community service as a brother and faculty adviser to Florida Tech's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega; numerous positions as an adult volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America; Lay Eucharistic Minister in the Episcopal Church; volunteer with the National Weather Service to create Tsunami-Ready communities on the Atlantic seaboard; Lifelong Scholar Society lecturer on coastal hazards.