If there is something crystal clear for Meka Laster, it is that NOAA’s biggest asset is the people.
Libraries are the backbone of any research organization, and NOAA is no exception. With 21 libraries that service NOAA’s various labs, programs, and offices, organizing these veritable “oceans” of data is accomplished through the expertise of the NOAA Central Library staff.
Dave Fanslow is a NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab biologist of 25 years.
Eric Anderson is NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)'s resident oceanographer (but his Twitter handle is @lakeographer—you should trademark that one, Eric).
Dr. Krisa Arzayus is the deputy director of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Office in the National Ocean Service.
Dr. Leticia Barbero is a chemical oceanographer at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Jamese Sims is a senior physical scientist at the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research, where she supports inter-agency committees and working groups to coordinate meteorological services across the Federal Weather Enterprise.
For more than 10 years, Dr. Natasha White was an environmental scientist with NOAA’s National Ocean Service/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science.
Dr. Barbara Stunder is a meteorologist at the Air Resources Laboratory in College Park, Maryland.
Dr. Fong (Fantine) Ngan works for NOAA’s Air Resources Laboratory in College Park, Maryland.
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) - or "NOAA Research" - provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet. Working in partnership with other organizational units of the NOAA, a bureau of the Department of Commerce, NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth. Our role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally.