Ed Miles, 1939-2016
Ed Miles, 1939-2016

The world lost a giant in the fields of marine affairs and climate change on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Edward Lancelot Miles’ deep curiosity and formidable intellect enabled him to address some of the world’s most complex international science, technology, and environmental management challenges over the course of his long career.

Ed came to the University of Washington’s Institute for Marine Studies (now the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs) in 1974. In addition to his SMEA appointment, Ed held joint appointments in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs (now the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance), the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, was senior scientist at the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean and co-director of the Center for Science in the Earth System. He also founded the UW Climate Impacts Group to enable the identification of climate risks and response options at the regional scale.

Over many years, Ed stayed ahead of the curve in tackling large resource commons issues through research and policy engagement. He identified emerging issues, studied them thoroughly, and and provided incisive advice on how to advance management of those issues across interrelating management regimes.

Read more about Ed’s work, those he impacted professionally and personally, and his legacy:

UW Climate Impacts Group’s tribute to Ed Miles

UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs’ tribute to Ed Miles

Give to the Ed Miles Memorial Scholarship Fund

Donate to the Climate Impacts Group Innovation Fund