Ralph Cantral is the Sector Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment, serving under a detail from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to the U.S. Global Change Research Program. He also continues to serve as Senior Advisor for NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.
Mr. Cantral has been involved in community planning and natural resource management for more than 30 years at the local, state, and national level. Prior to coming to NOAA, Mr. Cantral served as Administrator of the Florida Coastal Management Program, Acting Executive Director of the Florida Communities Trust, Assistant Director of the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management, and Chief Planner for the North Carolina Division of Community Assistance.
In addition to his work at the state and federal levels, he has worked for local government and regional agencies in North Carolina, Illinois, and Missouri. Mr. Cantral is also a geographer and a planner.
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