Bruce F. Molnia, Ph.D., is currently the Senior Science Advisor for National Civil Applications for the U.S. Geological Survey National Civil Applications Center. He has more than five decades of experience in exploration, research, community service, communication, public policy, and education. Bruce F. Molnia, who has led and participated in more than 40 polar and sub-polar expeditions, began conducting seismic studies in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic marginal seas in 1965. Since then he has focused his research on Alaska and understanding the response of glaciers to changing climate and the dynamics of tidewater glaciers. Bruce F. Molnia has conducted extensive research in Alaska, where his work has focused on understanding the response of glaciers to changing climate and the dynamics of tidewater glaciers. Among many awards and public recognitions for his service, Bruce F. Molnia is a recipient of the Antarctic Service Medal and the Explorers Club’s Lowell Thomas Award.