In January 1998, Zack Powell, Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, Univ. of California, Berkeley, will be handing the U.S. GLOBEC tiller to a new chair. Dr. Powell has been chair of the U.S. GLOBEC Scientific Steering Committee since January 1992. During his period as chair, U.S. GLOBEC has accomplished many of the goals originally outlined for the Georges Bank/Northwest Atlantic program, and has begun research activities in the Northeast Pacific Program. Everyone involved in the U.S. GLOBEC leadership is sorry to see Zack relinquish the chair, but very thankful of the time and effort he put forth on behalf of the program. A new chairperson for U.S. GLOBEC will be elected by the Scientific Steering Committee at or just following the October SSC meeting.