Dr. Sophie Chu is a postdoctoral research associate working on testing the performance of carbon sensors at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL).
Dr. Reagan Errera is a research ecologist at NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, where she serves as a primary investigator for harmful algal bloom research.
Dr. LaToya Myles is the deputy director of NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She's also a lead research physical scientist who studies the exchange of atmospheric gases and particles between the air, plants, and soil in coastal or agricultural ecosystems.
Dr. Emily Osborne is a program manager for the NOAA Arctic Research Program, where she is responsible for developing budget plans, providing support for research campaigns and representing NOAA's work within the agency as well as in the interagency and international space.
Dr. Jessie Creamean currently works at Colorado State University, and worked at NOAA in Boulder, Colorado from 2012 to 2018. Her work focuses on NOAA-based missions on icebreakers in the Arctic.
Dr. Kandis Boyd is the deputy director of NOAA's Office of Weather and Air Quality. In her role, she manages a team of 20 federal and civilian employees that supports research to advance timely and accurate weather information.
The former Chief of Operations at the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center in Lakeland, Florida, pilot and NOAA Corps CAPT Catherine A. Martin is now the Executive Director of NOAA Boulder Laboratories.
Those not familiar with the Great Lakes freshwater coasts may wonder how a seemingly endless supply of mussels could possibly be a bad thing. After all, saltwater mussels considered a delicacy by many, is a common item found on your favorite restaurant’s menu. Unfortunately, the freshwater dreissenid mussel is not only an unwelcomed item on the menu, but also in North America’s freshwater waterways. These invasive mussels have very few natural predators to limit their numbers, so their populations continue to grow and spread, wreaking havoc on the Great Lakes food web.
Since the 1960s scientists have used the so-called "butterfly effect" to explain why we struggle to predict such extreme events with more than two weeks of advanced notice. But Elizabeth Barnes, Assistant Professor at Colorado State University, is pushing the envelope. Barnes likes making complex things simple, and with her team is turning the theory about Earth’s chaotic weather patterns on its head.
Dr. Meiyun Lin is a Research Scholar at NOAA and Princeton University’s Cooperative Institute for Climate Science. Dr. Lin’s research seeks to advance knowledge on the interactions of air quality with weather and climate to inform public policy.
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.