Principal Investigator, Monterey, CA
Dr. Cara Wilson, the Project PI, is the PI of CoastWatch’s West Coast Regional Node (WCRN) and has expertise in increasing user engagement for satellite data.
Operations Manager, La Jolla, CA
Jennifer Sevadjian is the Operations Manager for PolarWatch. She has a background in ocean observing, data management, data integration and web development. She is passionate about data discovery, increasing the use of ocean data, and is currently building solutions to address challenges associated with polar ocean data.
Deputy Manager, Santa Cruz, CA
Dr. Dale Robinson, an active consultant to the project, is the CoastWatch WCRN operations manager and has experience with satellite observations in the polar regions.
Project Scientist, College Park, MD
Dr. Sinead Farrell, the Project Scientist, has expertise in remote sensing of the Earth's polar regions for marine geophysics and cryospheric investigations and also serves as Science Team lead in STAR’s Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division (SOCD).
PolarWatch builds upon and leverages the existing NOAA CoastWatch/OceanWatch program. A broader team of ocean remote sensing experts in STAR/SOCD (e.g., for sea surface height, sea surface temperature, ocean color et al.), led by Dr. Paul DiGiacomo, are involved in the development of data sets for PolarWatch. Dr. Veronica Lance is the overall Program Manager for CoastWatch/OceanWatch (as well as PolarWatch) and the capabilities of these complementary programs will be significantly leveraged as well.
Frequently requested resources
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