Ellen Mecray is the regional climate services director for the Eastern Region at NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), and started her NOAA career as a physical scientist and lead strategic planner at NOAA’s Office of Atmospheric Research (OAR).
Dr. Karen Grissom is an oceanographer at NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center (NDBC), where she leads the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Array (TAO) observing group.
Dr. Antonietta Capotondi is a physical oceanographer at the NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in Boulder, Colorado.
Dr. Sandy Starkweather works at the David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, Colorado and is a direct report to the Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Dr. Emily Smith is a program manager for Argo, Adopt a Drifter, tide gauges, sea level activities and glider activities for NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.
Dr. Terra Ladwig is a scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in Boulder, Colorado, and a member of the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) development team at NOAA's Global Systems Division (GSD).
Dr. Janet Sprintall is a physical oceanographer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, California.
Hilary Peddicord is the educator and data catalog manager for NOAA's Science On a Sphere team at the Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) in Boulder, Colorado.
Dr. Andrea Vander Woude is an oceanographer -- and, as she specializes in the Great Lakes, a "lakeographer" -- at NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL).
Dr. Jessica Cross is an oceanographer and carbon cycle specialist for Alaska and the Arctic regions at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL).
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.