Charles Featherstone is an oceanographer with the Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division who works on sample collection, instrument and data analysis for both the Ocean Carbon Cycle (OCC) Program and the Gulf of Mexico and East Coast Ocean Acidification Program. He is also the staff lead for the NOAA-NEPA Program. He received his M.S. in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management from Nova Southeastern University in 1996 and his B.S. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina 1992.