PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) _ An oceanographer at the University of Rhode Island has been appointed to a White House ocean science advisory post.  
       The university said Wednesday that S. Bradley Moran will serve as assistant director for ocean sciences in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
       He will work to implement federal ocean science policy. He will also serve as co-chairman of the National Science and Technology Council's ocean science and technology subcommittee.
       Moran has been on leave from his position at URI's Graduate School of Oceanography since January 2012 to serve as a program director of the National Science Foundation. In that role he was responsible for administering about $25 million in grants through an oceanography program.

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