Meet the people that make SWOT possible.


Founders & Directors

The SWOT Program was founded in 2003 by Roderic Mast and Brian Hutchinson, who continue to lead the effort today.


Roderic B. Mast
Oceanic Society & IUCN-SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group

Brian J. Hutchinson
Oceanic Society & IUCN-SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group


SWOT Report Team

Producing the annual State of the World’s Sea Turtles (SWOT) Report is a team effort involving design, cartography, writing, editing, data management, and more.


Editorial Team
Roderic B. Mast (Chief Editor)
Brian J. Hutchinson
Patricia Elena Villegas

Graphic Design
Miya Su Rowe

Maps & Data
Connie Kot
Andrew DiMatteo
Ei Fujioka

Science Advisory Board Chair
Bryan Wallace


Science Advisory Board

SWOT’s science advisory board helped develop our data protection protocols, mapping standards, and minimum data standards for nesting beach monitoring.


Bryan Wallace (Chair)
Ecolibrium, Inc., Duke University Marine Lab, & IUCN-SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group

Milani Chaloupka
Ecological Modelling, Inc.

Michael Coyne

Scott Eckert
WIDECAST (Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network

Marc Girondot
Université Paris-Sud

Brendan Godley
Marine Turtle Research Group

Connie Kot
Duke University

Colin Limpus
Queensland Environmental Protection Agency

Neca Marcovaldi
Projeto TAMAR

Nicolas J. Pilcher
Marine Research Foundation

Jeffrey Seminoff
National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center