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Aspen Cook

Senior Environmental Specialist

Beach Conditions Reporting System (BCRS), Sponsored Programs Office

Today's Research for Tomorrow's Oceans


Aspen joined the staff at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium as a Laboratory Technician for the Environmental Health Research Program in 2019 where she was most involved in maintaining Mote’s Beach Conditions Reporting System (BCRS), conducting research for mitigation strategies of Florida red tide, and assisting with intern research projects. Aspen now works as the Environmental Health Program’s Senior Environmental Specialist, leading projects to expand Mote’s volunteer and community science programs, increase community engagement in scientific research, and help communicate scientific information to the public. In collaboration with her colleagues, Aspen is also working to design, test, and implement new technologies to enhance the study, tracking, forecasting, and mitigation of Florida red tide.