Education

Ph.D. Physical Oceanography, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia   1995;

B.S.     Chemistry (A.C.S.), Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, 1965

5 years of Post Graduate studies in physical oceanography and phytoplankton physiology, Oregon State University, Department of Oceanography (1967-1971)

Experience

1971 Designed and delivered for the US State Department Offsets Program a development program and equipment for analysis, expansion and integration of aquaculture in Spain.

1976 As BP/S Industries Inc. designed and implemented an analysis and development plan for a Manila clam and Pacific oyster farm in Southern Puget Sound.

1977-2009 Purchased and developed Little Skookum Shellfish Growers.

1980-1987 As Little Skookum Shellfish Grower Div BP/S Industries Inc. Designed and created the modern hatchery seeded commercial Manila clam industry, raised sustained production by a factor of 10 over wild capture harvest

1986 As BP/S Industries Inc., designed IFQ shrimp farm for Pacific Coast of Columbia (Tumaco) for Woodside Investment Corp.

1988-1995 Doctoral Studies in Physical Oceanography Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.

1995-2000 Senior Scientist, Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory Sequim. Aquaculture Projects in UAE, Mediterranean and Black Sea.

2001 As BP/S Industries Inc., designed improved, high efficiency FLUPSIE for use in shallow water.

2001-2003 As Olympic Aquaventures Inc. Designed integrated hatchery/grow out facility for Black Cod in the Straits of Juan de Fuca.

2002-2010 Marketing and Technology director Little Skookum Shellfish growers LLC.

2003-2007 Started Olympic Aquafarms/BP/S Industries Inc. and developed closed cycle Black Cod farm ; got Washington State Farm License and grew pilot crop from fingerlings to market size sold portion of crop and retained rest for brood stock; Sold fish in 2007 to Trout Lodge.

2005 designed and installed complete modern clam processing/packing facility at Little Skookum Shellfish Growers LLC from Italian technology

2008 Olympic Aquafarms helped Omani Sea vegetables to start up closed cycle sea vegetable farm Sequim WA.

2009-2010 Developed and brought to market 3 value added Manila clam products for Little Skookum Shellfish Growers LLC

Selected Reviewed Publications

Becker, P, C. Barringer, D. C. Marelli. 2008. 30 years of Sea ranching Manila Clams (Venerupis philippinarum): Successful Techniques and Lessons Learned. Reviews In Fisheries Science, 16(1-2): 1-7, 2008

Paluszkiewicz, T. L. F. Hibler, P. Becker, A. F. Mandych, M. C. Richmond and S. A. Thomas (1997) An  assessment of  the flux of 90-Sr contamination through the Ob’ River and estuary to the Kara sea. The Science of the Total Environment 202, 43-56.

Becker, P. , S. A. Thomas and  R. A. Elston (1996) A Natural Heritage Plan for Biological Diversity in the North American Great Lakes Ecosystem: Lessons  and Application to the Black Sea Region in Conservation of the Biological Diversity as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development in the Black Sea Region, V. Kotlyakov, M. Uppenbrink and V Metreveli Eds. NATO ASI Series, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands

Becker. P., and G. Björk (1995) Residence times in the upper Arctic Ocean.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 101, ( C12), 28,377-28-396.

Garrison, G.R., and P. Becker (1976) The Barrow Canyon: a drain for the Chukchi Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research 81 (24): 4445-4453.

Other Publications and Abstracts

Atkinson, L.P., P. Becker, and S. Wu (1991) Nutrient supplies to shelves during winter storms: GALE,

EOS 71 (17): 65.

Becker, P. (1973) Gadgets, Gilhickeys & Glitches: a look at shipboard electrical supply systems, Proceedings, IEEE Conference on Engineering in the Ocean Environment 72 (1): 9

Becker, P. (1975) Aircraft-deployable CTD systems, Plessey Environmental Systems STD Conference Proceedings.

Becker, P. (1975) A lightweight CTD profiling system, EXPOSURE 3 (3): 1.

Becker, P. (1993) T/S-analysis of runoff and ice melt mixing in the Arctic, Poster Session, The Oceanography Society Third Scientific Meeting, Seattle, April 1993.

Becker, P.  (1977) LPs all at sea: the other mans CTD, Plessey STD/Ocean Systems Conference Proceedings.

Becker, P. (1983) Out of and into the 80’s – the American Shellfish Industry, 1880-1983, Oceans 83 Proceedings, IEEE Conference on Engineering in the Ocean Environment.

Becker, P. (1989) A re-evaluation of the Mackenzie River contribution to the Beaufort Sea shelf heat balance, EOS 70 (15): 359.

Becker, P. (1989) The Mackenzie Canyon as a source of Arctic sub-mesoscale current vortices, EOS 70 (43):1142.

Becker, P. (1990) Seasonal components in Arctic river flows, EOS 70 (17): 532.

Becker, P. (1992) Observations of a fall wind driven destratification event on Chesapeake Bay,  Poster session, Middle-Atlantic Physical Oceanography Annual Meeting, Norfolk, Virginia, March 1992.

Becker, P. (1992) On the representation of riverine fluxes in Arctic Ocean studies, EOS 72 (51).

Becker, P. (1992) Decadal periodicity in Arctic Ocean fresh water fluxes,  EOS 73 (43).

Becker, P. (1994) Three Arctic river density plumes: Mackenzie Ob and Yenisei, EOS 75(44).

Becker, P. (1996) Bering Strait freshwater transport – 1941 – 1991, Poster Session, AGU Ocean Sciences, San Diego, California, February 1996.

Becker, P., Barringer,, C.M., and Bishop, E.A. (2004); A SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR A MANILA CLAM Tapes philipinarium FARM IN SOUTHERN PUGET SOUND: 1978-2003, Abstract Book Aquaculture 2004 Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI, 1-5 March, 2004.

Becker, P., and G. Björk (1994) Residence times in the upper Arctic Ocean, EOS 75 (3):117.

Becker, P., and G. Björk (1994) Residence times in the upper Arctic Ocean, Poster Session, Arctic Climate System Study Meeting Scientific Conference on the Dynamics of the Arctic Climate System, Göteborg, Sweden, September 1994.

Becker, P., and H.C. Curl (1971) An oceanographic environmental data acquisition system at Oregon State University, Proceedings, IEEE Conference on Engineering in the Ocean Environment 71 (1): 107.

Becker, P., and E.A. Pence (1977) Radiated noise measurements from two unusual sources, Oceans 77,  Proceedings, IEEE Conference on Engineering in the Ocean Environment.

Becker, P., and R.H. Van Haagen (1973). TUPS: towed underway pumping system, Proceedings, IEEE Conference on Engineering in the Ocean Environment 73 (2): 61

Becker, P., L.P. Atkinson, and S. Wu (1992) Shelf break nutrient transport GALE/WIN90, Poster session, Middle-Atlantic Physical Oceanography Annual Meeting, Norfolk, Virginia, March 1992.

Becker, P., G.R. Garrison, and R.C. Perry (1987) Coastal oceanography in the Beaufort Sea: summer 1985, APL-U/W 8705, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Becker, P., S.A. Thomas, C. Angell, D.P. Cheney, R.A. Elston, and J. Forster. 1998.  Feasibility study for aquaculture development in the UAE: Evaluation of technical risks.  PNWD-SA-4575.  Prepared for the United Arab Emirates Offsets Program by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington.

Becker, P., S.A. Thomas, D.P. Cheney, R.A. Elston, C.L. Angell, and J. Forster. 1998. Report of outside auditors on UAE aquaculture proposal by NIREUS Consultants to UAE Offsets Program. PNWD-SA-4525. Prepared for the United Arab Emirates Offsets Program by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington.

Becker, P., S.A. Thomas, D.P. Cheney, R.A. Elston, and J. Forster. 1998.  Environmental impact considerations for fish farming and shrimp pond culture in the United Arab Emirates and Oman: Site evaluation considerations, and potential and resolved issues relative to the environment. PNWD-SA-4546. Prepared for the United Arab Emirates Offsets Program by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington.

Codispotti, L.A., A. Devol, A. Minas, H. Paerl, S. Naqvi, P. Christensen, P. Becker, and T. Yshinari (1995) Do imbalances in the oceanic combined nitrogen budget influence carbon dioxide distributions in the ocean and atmosphere? Submitted to Marine Chemistry.

Curl, H.C., and P. Becker (1972) Mini computer system for shipboard sampling, Oceanology 72 (1): 34.

Curl, H.C., and P. Becker (1970) Terrestrial cryophilic algae of the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Journal 5 (4): 121.

Ettesvold, M., M. Foley, C. Willingham, P. Becker, L. Hibler, M. Miller, 2001. Environmental Implications of the OSCAR II SSGN KURSK Submarine Incident. Prepared for US Department of Energy Under Contract DE-AC06-76RL01830, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington.

Garrison, G.R., and P. Becker (1975) Marginal sea ice zone oceanographic measurements, Bering and Chukchi Seas, 1973 & 1974, APL-U/W 7505, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Garrison, G.R., and P. Becker.  (1975) The use of satellite infrared imagery in the oceanographic study of the Chukchi Sea, Proceedings, IEEE Conference on Engineering in the Ocean Environment 75CH0995 (1): 826.

Glock, J., E. Hurlburt, P. Becker, and M. Kyte (1978) A management program for a clam farm in southern Puget Sound, National Shellfish Association – Pacific Coast Oyster Growers Association Meeting Proceedings.

Shaw, B., T. Paluszkiewicz, S. Thomas, A. Drum, P. Becker, L. Hibler, C. Knutson. 1998. Environmental Baseline Analysis of the Caspian Sea Region.  U.S. Department of Energy: DE AC06-76RLO 1830. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington 99352

Shaw, B., T. Paluszkiewicz, S. Thomas, A. Drum, P. Becker, L. Hibler, C. Knutson. 1998. Environmental Baseline Analysis of the Sea of Japan.  U.S. Department of Energy: DE AC06-78RLO 1830. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington 99352

Thomas, S.A.,  P. Becker, M.R. Pinza, and J.Q. Word . 2000. Adaptation of mycofiltration phenomena for wide-area and point-source decontamination of CW/BW agents, pp. 21-24. PNNL-13203, UC-400, Laboratory Directed Research and Development Annual Report, Fiscal Year 1999. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington.