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Mr. Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson is a professional research assistant collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Anderson manages the water column sonar data stream at NCEI and works closely with personnel from the National Marine Fisheries Science Centers to archive, document and make accessible water column sonar data collected by NMFS and other vessels. Before joining NOAA in 2013, Mr. Anderson worked at Penn State University specializing in data visualization. He received B.A. degrees in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and an M.A. in Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Mr. Luke Beasley

Luke Beasley is a professional research assistant collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Beasley works on compiling high-resolution digital elevation models in support of tsunami inundation research. Prior to joining NOAA in 2013, he worked at the US Fish and Wildlife service in Albuquerque, NM. He received his B.S. in Geography and Environmental Resources from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Mr. John Campagnoli

John Campagnoli is a computer specialist. He is the data manager for global marine geophysical trackline data. Before joining NOAA in 1989, he held various positions in mapping and computer programming at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Ms. Kelly Carignan

Kelly Carignan is a professional research assistant collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Ms. Carignan is a CIRES supervisor and works on compiling high-resolution digital elevation models in support of tsunami inundation research. She received her B.A. in Geography with a minor in Geology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2006.

Dr. Arnaud Chulliat

Dr. Chulliat is a research associate and Leader of the Global Magnetism Team, collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. He was previously a postdoctoral research associate at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute, Florida State University, before joining the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris. There he held a permanent academic position for ten years and was the Director of Magnetic Observatories for seven years, supervising staff and all operations related to the IPGP geomagnetic network. Dr. Chulliat has a B.Sc. in Physics, M.S. in Geophysics, and Ph.D. in Geophysics. He completed the prestigious Habilitation through the University of Paris Diderot.

Mr. Marcus Cole

Marcus Cole is a cartographer and GIS specialist for the Cartographic and Geospatial Technologies Program, NOS. He was hired after serving with the group as an ECO Associate working on the Historical Map Project and assorted GIS programming tasks. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in Environmental Science, and M.S. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, focusing on human-environment interactions and GIS.

Ms. Paula Dunbar

Paula Dunbar is a physical scientist working on natural hazards. She manages the distribution and archive of the historical tsunami event, significant earthquake, and significant volcanic eruptions databases. Ms. Dunbar has developed web-based educational tools such as an online Kid's Hazards Quiz and interactive maps. She has also worked on GIS-based hazard assessment projects such as earthquake loss estimation and tsunami vulnerability analysis. She is particularly interested in the use of historical tsunami event data and information for tsunami hazard assessment and mitigation at the local, regional, and national levels.

Ms. Dunbar is a member of the IUGG Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability (GeoRisk) and a member and Secretary of the IUGG Joint Tsunami Commission. Prior to 1991, she worked for the NOAA/Space Environment Services Center and the USGS/National Earthquake Information Center. Ms. Dunbar received a B.A. in Geography from the University of Colorado and a M.S. in Earth Sciences from Colorado State University.

Dr. Barry Eakins

Dr. Eakins is a marine geophysicist and Scientific Lead for Marine Geology and Geophysics, collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Dr. Eakins is Team Lead for one of seven ECS regions. His other current research efforts focus on the development of high-resolution digital elevation models that integrate coastal bathymetric and topographic data, in support of tsunami inundation modeling for select U.S. coastal regions. Dr. Eakins joined NOAA in 2006. He served six years in the U.S. Navy, specializing in oceanography and anti-submarine warfare, before obtaining his B.A. in Geology from the University of Colorado and his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.

Ms. Jennifer Henderson Jencks

Jennifer Jencks is a professional research assistant collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Ms. Jencks is the manager of NCEI's marine seismic data and focuses on supporting the identification, acqusition, documentation and evaluation of seismic data for the Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) project. She is Team Lead for one of seven ECS regions. Before joining NOAA in 2007, Ms. Jencks worked for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) and for a geophysical consulting firm in California. She earned her B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Mississippi and M.S. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

Mr. Elliot Lim

Elliot Lim is a professional research assistant collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Lim provides data processing, modeling, and imaging support, for both the ECS project and developing high-resolution digital elevation models of potential tsunami inundation areas. He earned his B.A. in geography with a minor in geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Mr. Matthew Love

Matthew Love is a digital elevation model developer who joins NCEI as a professional research assistant through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mr. Love evaluates VDatum, NOAA's vertical datum transformation software tool, developing high-resolution digital elevation models in support of tsunami inundation modeling for select U.S coastal regions. He received his B.A. in Geography from San Francisco State University.

Ms. Susan McLean

Susan McLean is a physical scientist, and is Chief of the Division. Ms. McLean worked the last 20 years managing the geomagnetic data archive and developing models and products based on magnetic observatory, repeat station, airborne, and satellite observations. Ms. McLean's past experience includes two years as the acting Division Chief of the former NGDC Solid Earth Geophysics Division and program lead for NGDC's Tsunami, Geomagnetism, and Continuously Operating Receiving Station (CORS) West projects. She received her B.A. in Geochemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Mr. Brian Meyer

Brian Meyer is a professional research assistant collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Meyer is the global magnetism data manager. He works on ingesting, processing, and archiving aeromagnetic and marine magnetic tracklines in support of high-resolution geomagnetic modeling. He received his B.A. in Geology with a specialization in Geophysics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Ms. Carla Moore

Carla Moore is a geologist, and the NCEI data manager for marine geology. She is responsible for marine geology databases and systems at NCEI, including the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS), and the NCEI parallel archive of core data for international scientific ocean drilling (DSDP/ODP/IODP). She is a member of the steering committee for the "Internet of Samples in the Earth Sciences (iSamples)" EarthCube Research Coordination Network. Past duties included serving on the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Science Measurements Panel liaison 1997-2000, Information Handling Panel 1994-1996, and JANUS database steering committee 1994-1998; SEPM Computer Applications Committee 1996-1998(Chair 1997-1998); International Marine Minerals Society corresponding secretary 1989-1994. Before joining NOAA in 1976, Ms. Moore worked for the USGS. She earned her B.S. and M.A. in Geology from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Dr. George Mungov

Dr. Mungov is a professional research assistant collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. His current research is focused on processing of Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART) data. Prior to working with NOAA, Dr. Mungov was with the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, Sofia, Bulgaria, and with the Institute of Ocean Sciences, British Columbia, Canada. His Ph.D. is in Oceanography from the State Hydrometeorological University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Dr. Manoj Nair

Dr. Nair is a research associate in global magnetism, collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) through the University of Colorado. His research interests include analysis of satellite and ground magnetic data, time series analysis, electromagnetic induction in the Earth and oceans, and equatorial ionospheric currents and fields. Prior to working with NOAA, Dr. Nair was with the National Geophysical Research Institute, India and the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Germany. He earned his B.Sc. from the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, his M.S. in Marine Geophysics from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, and his Ph.D. in Geophysics from the Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

Mr. Evan Robertson

Evan Robertson is a professional research assistant collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Robertson manages global multibeam bathymetry data for NCEI. Prior to joining NCEI in 2013, his previous employment involved conducting hydrographic surveys with the final products being used to update nautical charts. He received his B.S. in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University and M.S. in Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island.

Ms. Kelly Stroker

Ms. Stroker is an associate scientist collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. She is Leader of the Coastal Sciences Team. Kelly previously worked with NOAA from 2003-2011, first as the manager for the NOAA Observing System Architecture (NOSA) Project with ISD and then as the data manager for the DART and tide gauge data. In 2011, she left NOAA to take a joint UNESCO and WMO position as the Technical Coordinator for the Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP). In 2014, Kelly rejoined NCEI to lead the Coastal Sciences Team. She earned her B.S. in Geology from Northern Arizona University, and her M.S. in Geological Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island.

Dr. Aaron Sweeney

Dr. Sweeney is a professional research assistant collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. He manages tide gauge and Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART) data. Prior to joining NOAA in 2014, he was a data manager at the Geological Data Center at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, providing navigation data products and quality assessment for the UNOLS Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) Program and providing IT support for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) . He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Physics from the University of California, San Diego, and his B.S. in Physics from the State University of New York at Albany.

Mr. Mike Sutherland

Mike Sutherland is a professional research assistant collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Sutherland provides data processing support in developing high-resolution coastal digital elevation models (DEMs). Prior to joining NOAA in 2012, Mr. Sutherland worked at the NOAA Coastal Services Center in Charleston, SC. He received his M.S. in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston.

Dr. Carrie Wall

Dr. Wall is a researcher collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado to develop an active acoustic water column data archive. Her previous research has focused largely on fisheries oceanography and passive and active acoustics. She joined NOAA in 2013, following a post-doctoral appointment in British Columbia. Dr. Wall has two B.S. degrees in Biology and Environmental/Marine Science from Salisbury University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Marine Science with a concentration in Biological Oceanography from the University of South Florida.

Ms. Robin Warnken

Robin Warnken is an oceanographer. Ms. Warnken is Leader of the ECS Data Team, and the Lead for NCEI's data management support of the Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project. She is data manager for analog marine geological and geophysical data and recently managed the NOAA Climate Data Modernization Program (CDMP) project to digitize analog marine geophysical records at NCEI. Prior to joining NOAA in 1982, Ms. Warnken was a research associate with CIRES, collaborating with NCEI, and before that was a high school science teacher. She earned her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Northwest Missouri State University.

Mr. Adam Woods

Adam Woods is a professional research assistant collaborating with NCEI through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado. Adam works in the geomagnetism group maintaining the C software for the World Magnetic Model. He earned his B.S. in Physics Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.