David Helweg, Ph.D.

Dr. David Helweg is the Senior Liaison for Insular Relations for the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Center network.

Biography

Dave Helweg is the Senior Liaison for Insular Relations for the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Center network. In this position, Dave provides leadership in designing strategic initiatives, developing and expanding partnerships, and identifying the key science support needs of DOI Insular Affairs and partner organizations in the Western Pacific and Caribbean. He also facilitates the production of science products that support the mission of the Office of Insular Affairs to provide technical assistance to the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as the freely associated states of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau under the Compacts of Free Association.

Prior to this position, Dave served as the Director of the Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center, headquartered in Hawai’i. Dave is an expert in behavioral biology, bioacoustics, and signal processing, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa in 1993.