Philip Renaud

Former Executive Director of the Living Oceans Foundation


Captain Renaud’s career in oceanography began at the Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Oceanography in 1979. During his distinguished 25-year career in the Navy, he served as the oceanographer for an aircraft carrier (USS Theodore Roosevelt), was the lead oceanographer for the Commander, Second Fleet, and his naval career culminated as the Commanding Officer of the Naval Oceanographic Office. His naval career took him to all corners of the earth. His hobbies include being a PADI SCUBA Instructor, avid sailor, backpacker, and skier.

Phil has earned master’s degrees in Oceanography, Meteorology, Strategic Studies, and Business Administration. He led the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation for over ten years, helping to develop the Foundation into a world-class scientific organization dedicated to conservation of the marine environment, particularly coral reef ecosystems.