Scientists conducting independent research at the NEPSWL have Ph.D. degrees in such fields as Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Chemistry, Plant Pathology, Soil Genetics, and Soil Physics.
Technicians providing support to the research programs have B.S. and M.S. degrees in such fields as Agronomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Plant Pathology, and Soil Science.
The National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center currently has a Center Director and two technicians. This will be expanded at a later date as facilities become available.