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Harris Corporation’s Dr. Andrew Clark Tapped by U.S. Department of State to Represent Industry on Key United Nations Advisory Committee


Dr. Andrew Clark, president of Harris Maritime Communication Services, a subsidiary of Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), has been appointed to the U.S. National Committee of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) for a term of three years. This body, appointed by the U.S. State Department, reports to the U.S. National Commission, and is authorized under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide guidance and advice to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

IOC-UNESCO, headquartered in Paris, provides member states of the United Nations with a mechanism to assist governments in addressing oceanic and coastal problems through the sharing of knowledge, information and technology, and through coordination of global and regional programs. The advisory panel’s membership is comprised of thirteen nationally recognized experts, each representing different facets of the nation’s investment in ocean-related initiatives. Dr. Clark’s appointment to represent U.S. industry was the result of a nationwide call-for-nominations to the country’s private sector.

“The ocean has no geopolitical borders and is the engine that drives Earth’s habitability,” said Dr. Clark. “This makes international cooperation and collaboration essential for the effective management and stewardship of our oceans. The committee provides visibility and focus to oceanographic initiatives and their impact on national security, the economy — and the rest of the world.”

Harris Maritime Communication Services (MCS) is a pioneer and world leader in developing autonomous ocean observing technology that enables transmission of data from the sea floor and ships at sea. MCS uses this same technology to provide broadband communications to some of the most underserved regions of the world — from remote scientific outposts in the polar regions to countries devastated by natural or man-made disasters.


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