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Dr. Wallace “J” Nichols – called “Keeper of the Sea” by GQ Magazine, “a visionary” by Outside Magazine and a “water warrior” by AQUATICS International – is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renowned marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author, sought after lecturer, and fun-loving Dad.
Dr. Nichols collaborates tirelessly to create Blue Mind, a powerful, universal narrative of water. In this story, society accurately describes all of the physical, ecological, economic, cognitive, emotional, psychological, physical, and social benefits of healthy oceans and waterways. By connecting neuroscientists and psychologists with aquatic experts and artists to ask and answer exciting new questions, Dr. Nichols’ work is transforming many sectors, including: health and wellness; education and parenting; arts, architecture and design; real estate and urban planning; travel and leisure; and sports and recreation.
Nichols’ experiences and creativity as a field research scientist, government consultant, founder and director of numerous businesses and nonprofit organizations, teacher, mentor, parent, and advisor all support his quest to build a stronger, more inclusive and diverse blue movement.