President-elect Joe Biden removes his face mask as he arrives to speak Nov. 2 at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Credit: Carolyn Kaster / AP

PORTLAND, Maine — A scientist who directs a climate center at a Maine marine science institute has signed on to join President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team.

David Reidmiller is the director of the Climate Center at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. He was named to the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, WCSH-TV reported.

Reidmiller has served federal government agencies in the past, including serving in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Change during the Obama administration. He was also the U.S.’s lead science and technology negotiator for the Paris Agreement, GMRI’s website states.

GMRI is a Portland-based marine science center that focuses on issues such as warming oceans and sustainable seafood.