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Awards

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Awarded in 2014:

  • 2014 AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (AMS) FELLOW
    D.E. Harrison

Awarded in 2013:

  • NOAA BRONZE MEDAL
    David McKinnie (OAR). For your willingness, dedication, and success in strengthening the RAMA partnership between NOAA/PMEL and Indonesia BPPT.

  • GEORG WÜST PRIZE
    Gregory Johnson. For outstanding achievement in marine science.

  • 2013 AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION (AGU) FELLOW
    Christopher Sabine
    Gregory Johnson

Awarded in 2012:

  • 2012 AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION (AGU) FELLOW
    Ed Baker

  • NOAA RESEARCH EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - ADMINISTRATIVE/TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    Lauren Koellermeier. For exceptional performance of outreach activities and enthusiastic support of PMEL management.

Awarded in 2011:

  • NOAA BRONZE MEDAL
    Stephen R. Hammond, Jeremy Potter, David McKinnie, Craig Russell Jr., John McDonough, Catalina Martinez, Nicola Verplanck, Joseph Pica, Robert, Dennis, Carl Verplank. For leading a U.S.-Indonesia ocean expedition supporting the President's vision of science and technology partnerships with Muslim-majority nations.

    James E. Overland. For scientific excellence in support of national and international policy on climate change in the Arctic.

  • NOAA RESEARCH EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - QUALITY IMPROVEMENT TO CUSTOMERS
    Nancy Soreide. For outstanding contributions toward improving public understanding of OAR science through the effective utilization of YouTube technology.

  • NOAA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
    Simone Alin. For her significant role in the organization, creation and implementation of the new Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Carbon Program web site launched in February 2011.|

  • NOAA ADMINISTRATOR'S AWARD
    Laura K. Furgione, Douglas Demaster, John A. Calder, Ashley Chappell, Amy Holman, Elizabeth McLanahan, James Overland, Tracy Rouleau, Aimee Fish, LT Matt Glazewski. For the development of a clear, concise and compelling Arctic Vision and Stategy that aligns and articulates NOAA priorities in the fragile Arctic region.

  • NOAA TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AWARD
    Christopher Sabine, Stacy Maenner Jones, Christian Meinig, Noah Lawrence-Slavas, Patrick D. McLain, Randy E. Bott. For developing a sensor to measure carbon dioxide concentrations in the surface ocean and overlying atmosphere and transferring this design to a commercial vendor.

Awarded in 2010:

  • DISTINGUISHED CAREER AWARD
    Stephen R. Hammond. For enduring groundbreaking research, scientific leadership, and professional management in support of NOAA's hydrothermal vents research.

  • PRESIDENTIAL MERITORIOUS RANK AWARD
    Eddie N. Bernard. For his transformation of three long-term PMEL research programs in tsunami, ocean acidification, and ocean exploration into recent Congressional authorization laws.

  • NOAA RESEARCH EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
    Greg C. Johnson. For leadership in collection and evaluation of oceanographic data throughout the global oceans both on ships and from autonomous instruments, and for outstanding scientific analyses of the large-scale ocean circulation and water properties, their variability, and their relation to climate.

  • HEINZ FOUNDATION ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
    Richard A. Feely. For his leading role in examining the acidification of oceans and shifting public policy to address this growing issue.

  • NOAA ADMINISTRATOR'S AWARD
    D. Ed Harrison. For scientific leadership in developing the Global Ocean Observing System for Climate, an international framework for ocean monitoring used to inform policy decisions.

  • EUROPEAN GEOSCIENCES UNION - FRIDTJOF NANSEN MEDAL
    Michael McPhaden. For his leadership in developing ocean observing systems for climate research and forecasting and for fundamental contributions to our understanding of the ocean's role in climate.

Awarded in 2009:

  • NOAA BRONZE MEDAL
    Charles A. Brock, Daniel M. Murphy, Thomas B. Ryerson, Timothy S. Bates, Patricia K. Quinn. For leadership of field missions during the International Polar Year that provided data on the climate-sensitive, fast-changing region of the Arctic.

    Albert E. Theberge, Robert W. Embley, Dwayne W. Meadows, Joseph A. Uravitch, LT Patrick L. Murphy, Claude Frederick Lumpkin, Michael Johnson, Hugh D. Cobb III, Pablo Clemente-Colon, Teresa A. McTigue. For exceptional service as editors and authors of the NOAA/Smithsonian Sant Ocean Hall companion publication "Hidden Depths: Atlas of the Oceans."

    NOAA Northwest Regional Education and Outreach Group. Notable PMEL contributors include Sonya Brown, Drew Hamilton, Michael Strick, Mick Spillane. For creating and managing NOAA Science Camp, a highly successful hands-on environmental education program for middle-school youth.

  • OAR EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - LEADERSHIP
    Christopher Sabine. For outstanding leadership in understanding the acidic impacts of increasing levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption by the oceans.

  • OAR EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - ADMINISTRATIVE/TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    Sylvia Scott. For her outstanding contributions to MARS at the agency level and for system reporting enhancements at the OAR and individual FMC level.

  • NOAA TEAM MEMBER OF THE MONTH - NOVEMBER
    Donald Denbo. For is work as architect and software development team leader for NOAA's new tsunami forecasting system.

  • PICES OCEAN MONITORING SERVICE AWARD
    S. Allen Macklin. For leading an initiative within PICES to federate marine metadata collections from all PICES member countries into one integrated resource, the PICES Marine Metadata Federation.

  • NASA GROUP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
    Christopher Sabine and the NASA Southern Ocean Gas Exchange Experiment Team. For outstanding accomplishments and interagency collaboration in the Southern Ocean Gas Exchange Experiment of 2008.

  • OAR OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD
    Richard A. Feely, Christopher L. Sabine, J. Martin Hernandez-Ayon, Debby Ianson, Burke Hales (2008). "Evidence for Upwelling of Corrosive "Acidified" Water onto the Continental Shelf" Science, Volume 320, Issue 5882, pp. 1490-1492.

  • AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY EDITOR'S AWARD
    Greg Johnson Editor's award for the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

Awarded in 2008:

  • SERVICE TO AMERICA MEDAL IN THE HOMELAND SECURITY CATEGORY
    Eddie Bernard.  For creating a tsunami detection system that has dramatically increased warning times and decreased the risk of catastrophic loss of life.

  • OAR'S NOAA RESEARCH EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD
    Eugene Burger  For his leadership and administrative/technical support.

  • NOAA ADMINISTRATOR’S AWARD
    LCDR Alan C. Hilton  For planning and leading the operational, engineering, and logistical support to carry out a successful Atmospheric Chemistry cruise aboard the R/V Knorr.

  • NOAA TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AWARD
    Christian Meinig and Scott Stalin  For the invention of DART® tsunami technology, which allows NOAA to produce accurate tsunami forecasts and, through a patent and license, generated new U.S. jobs.

  • NOAA BRONZE MEDAL
    Patricia Quinn (OAR)  For outstanding dedication to developing U.S. CCSP Synthesis & Assessment Products integrating climate research for decision support.

    Phyllis J. Stabeno, William Parker, William Floering, Carol DeWit  For scientific and technical achievements that have advanced NOAA’s ability to detect Arctic climate change and its effect on the Bering Sea ecosystem.

    David McKinnie (OAR), Jennifer S. Lewis (NWS), Elaine Denning, Shannon C. McArthur (NWS), Paul F. Moersdorf (NWS), Eddie N. Bernard (OAR), Curtis B. Barrett (NWS) For outstanding contributions in the deployment of the first DART buoy for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System, protecting lives and property.

  • AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION (AGU) PRESIDENT-ELECT
    Michael J. McPhaden Dr. McPhaden was elected President-Elect of the AGU beginning July 2008 and will then become President for two years in July 2010. Dr. McPhaden's campaign statement reads that he is "committed to an AGU that is progressive, vibrant, and of relevance to society"

Awarded in 2007:
  • NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
    Awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert A. Gore, Jr. "For their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.” PMEL scientists Timothy Bates, Richard Feely, Michael McPhaden, and Christopher Sabine were contributing members of the IPCC Working Group #1

  • OAR EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
    Cynthia L. Loitsch
    For outstanding administrative and technical support.

  • Nancy. N. Soreide
    For outstanding leadership/administrative/technical support, personal and professional excellence and quality improvement to customers.

  • OAR OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD
    Lupton, J., D. Butterfield, M. Lilley, L. Evans, K. Nakamura, W. Chadwick Jr., J. Resing, R. Embley, E. Olson, G. Proskurowski, E. Baker, C. de Ronde, K. Roe, R. Greene, G. Lebon, C. Young. (2006). "Submarine venting of liquid carbon dioxide on a Mariana Arc volcano" Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Volume 7, Issue 8, CiteID Q08007.

  • NOAA BRONZE MEDAL
    Chris Meinig, Harold Mofjeld, and Paul Whitmore (NWS), Charles McCreery (NWS), Stuart Weinstein (NWS), Barry Hirshorn (NWS), Delores Clark (NWS), Paula Dunbar (NESDIS)
    For personal and professional excellence as the Nation's experts and spokespersons on tsunamis following the December 26, 2004, Indian Ocean tsunami.

    Steven Hankin, Ronald Stouffer (GFDL), and Keith Dixon (OAR), Glenn Rutledge (NESDIS), Jordan Alpert (NWS), and Wesley Ebisuzaki (NWS)
    For development of the NOAA Operational Model Archive and Distribution System, the first operational U.S. National climate and weather model archive.

  • NOAA TEAM MEMBER OF THE MONTH (October)
    Chris Sabine
    For being a key participant in NOAA’s initial efforts to understand the problem and importance of CO2 in the oceans and the atmosphere; primarily how CO2 contributes to warming the planet and causes increased acidification of the upper layers of the ocean.

  • NOAA TEAM MEMBER OF THE MONTH (July)
    Tony Jenkins
    For developing and successfully implementing a method to measure zooplankton abundance in real time.

  • 2007 AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION (AGU) FELLOW
    Timothy Bates
    Richard Feely

  • 2007 AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY (AMS) FELLOW
    Michael McPhaden

  • LOWELL THOMAS AWARD FROM THE EXPLORERS CLUB
    Richard Feely
    Honored as a leading individual in exploring climate change.

Awarded in 2006:

  • OAR EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
    Dennis Holzer
    For outstanding support in the development and maintenance of PMEL's observing system.

  • NOAA TEAM MEMBER OF THE MONTH (November)
    Joe Sirott
    For his unique and innovative application of GOOGLE Maps technologies (known as Asynchronous JavaScript and XML or AJAX) to produce an exciting new Web portal to PMEL and other major oceanic and atmospheric observed datasets.

  • NOAA TEAM MEMBER OF THE MONTH (May)
    Vasily Titov
    For anticipating a need to provide quickly concise and easy to understand information on the devastating Indonesian earthquake on Christmas night and producing an animation showing the global impact of the devastating tsunami in a sophisticated but easily understood format that has been used widely by media outlets worldwide.

  • DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GOLD MEDAL
    Richard Feely
    Christopher Sabine
    Catherine Cosca
    Dana Greeley
    Marilyn Roberts

    For painstaking observations and groundbreaking research over the past 15 years, showing that the uptake and storage of anthropogenic carbon dioxide by the ocean is causing the pH of the ocean to drop.

  • OAR OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD
    Feely, R.A., C.L. Sabine, K. Lee, W. Berelson, J. Jkeypas, V. Fabry, F. Millero (2004). "Impact of anthropogenic CO2 on the CaCO3 system in the oceans." Science, 305(5682), 362-366.

    Baker, E.T. and Christopher R. German. (2004). "On the Global Distribution of Hydrothermal Vent Fields." Geophysics. Monogr. Ser. Vol. 148.

  • THE TSUNAMI SOCIETY AWARD
    Eddie N. Bernard
    In recognition of outstanding and original contributions to the science of tsunami hazards.

  • DISTINGUISHED CAREER AWARD
    Edward Baker
    For enduring scientific leadership, innovative research into fundamental processes of Earth-ocean interaction, and visionary expansion of NOAA research to a global scale.
  • NOAA Tech 2006
    Willa Zhu, David Schultz, Kevin Kelleher, Nancy Soreide
    Interactive Web Access to Historical Weather Data Archives

Awarded in 2005:

  • DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GOLD MEDAL
    Eddie Bernard
    Marie Eble
    Frank Gonzalez
    Christian Meinig
    Hugh Milburn
    Harold Mofjeld
    Scott Stalin

    For research and development leading to the creation of a tsunami forecasting capability.

  • OAR EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
    Ann Thomason
    Ruth Curl
    For demonstrating exemplary professionalism and dedication during a time of crisis to help NOAA explain its tsunami science to the world.

  • NOAATech2006 AWARD
    Joe Sirott - AJAX and Dapper: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    Willa Zhu (David Shulz and Kevin Kelleher) - Interactive Web Access to Historical Weather Data Archives
    Nazi Merati, Chris Moore (Tiffany Vance) - OceanGIS - Multidimensional GIS tools using Java and ArcGIS

  • NOAA's PRESIDENTIAL RANK AWARD
    Michael J. McPhaden
    Cited for his establishment of the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array as the cornerstone of the climate observing system in the tropical Pacific and for fundamentally advancing our ability to detect, understand, and forecast variations associated with El Niño and La Niña.

  • OAR OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD
    Johnson, G., B. Sloyan, W. Kessler, and K. McTaggart (2002). "Direct Measurements of Upper Ocean Currents and Water Properties across the Tropical Pacific During the 1990's." Progress in Oceanography 152, 31-61.

  • ASSOCIATION OF COMMISSIONED OFFICERS SCIENCE AWARD
    LTJG Rick Hester

  • 2005 AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY (AMS) FELLOW
    Dennis W. Moore
  • OCEANOGRAPHY SOCIETY (TOS) FELLOW
    Michael McPhaden
  • SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN”S “SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WEB AWARDS”
    TAO El Niño Theme Page

Awarded in 2004:

  • NOAA ADMINISTRATOR'S AWARD
    Timothy S. Bates
    In recognition of leadership in national and international atmospheric chemistry programs.

  • NOAA ADMINISTRATOR'S AWARD
    Cynthia L. Loitsch
    For outstanding leadership of the OAR Financial Data Management System, which was critical in facilitating the transition from FIMA to CAMS.

  • 2002 PECASE AWARD PRESIDENTIAL EARLY CAREER AWARD FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
    Gabriel Vecchi
    For fundamental contributions concerning the roles of sub seasonal variability on the onset and termination of El Niño and on Indian Monsoon rainfall.

  • DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GOLD MEDAL
    PMEL / NDBC
    For the creation and use of a new moored buoy system to provide accurate and timely warning information on tsunamis.

    Note: The Gold Medal is granted for distinguished contributions and is the highest honorary recognition bestowed by the Department of Commerce. Because so many people contributed to this success, the Gold Medal is presented as an organizational award.

  • THOMSON ISI HIGHLY-CITED RESEARCHERS IN GEOSCIENCES
    Timothy S. Bates
    Michael J. McPhaden
Awarded in 2003:
  • OAR OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD
    Kessler, W. and R. Kleeman (2000). "Rectification of the Madden-Julian Oscillation into the ENSO cycle." J. Climate 13:3560-3575.

    Meinen, C.S. and M. J. McPhaden (2000). "Observations of the warm water volume changes in the equatorial Pacific and their relationship to El Niño and La Niña." J. Climate, 12:3551-3559.

  • NOAA RESEARCH TEAM MEMBER OF THE MONTH
    Chris Moore
    For his outstanding work in advanced visualization technology applications in research.

  • NOAA ADMINISTRATOR'S AWARD
    Christian Meinig
    In recognition of leadership and engineering development accomplishments as exemplified by the successful deployment of the New Millennium Observatory Network interactive sea floor sampling system.

  • NOAA TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AWARD
    Steven Hankin
    For his work enabling unprecedented web-based, one-stop access to distributed data sets across federal, state, academic, commercial, and non-profit organizations.

  • NOPP
    National Oceanographic Partnership Program Excellence in Partnering Award
    Presented to the Argo Project. The Project wishes to thank the following PMEL employees: Gregory C. Johnson, Annie P.S. Wong, Elizabeth L. Steffen, Donald W. Denbo, and Willa Zhu.

  • 2003 GRACE HOPPER GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AWARD
    TAO Project
    "For leadership in the innovative application of information technology that contributes to the advancement of scientific knowledge and its application."

  • NOAATECH 2004 GRID COMPUTING AWARD
    Christopher Moore and Al Hermann (PMEL), Dan Schaffer (FSL)
    Grid Computing

  • 3D VISUALIZATION AWARD
    Christopher Moore and Al Hermann
    Transition from ImmersaDesk to low-cost Geo Wall

  • GIS AWARD
    Nazila Merati (PMEL) and Tiffany Vance (NMFS)
    Global Ocean Observing Systems meet GIS

  • WEB SERVICES AWARD
    LAS team at PMEL and Roland Schweitzer (CDC)
    Live Access Server (LAS) for Web Services

Awarded in 2002:

  • NOAA RESEARCH EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
    Cynthia Loitsch
    For her leadership in the development and implementation throughout NOAA Research for the Financial Database Management System (FDMS).
  • NOAA RESEARCH EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
    Patrick McLain
    For his pioneering design and implementation of electronic hardware with imbedded software systems for NOAA programs in climate and hydrothermal vents.

  • NOAA ADMINISTRATOR'S AWARD
    Richard Feely and Rik Wanninkhof
    For outstanding leadership in studying the oceanic carbon cycle and its role in sequestering atmospheric CO2 as part of the NOAA Ocean Atmosphere Carbon Exchange Study (OACES).

  • NOAA ADMINISTRATOR'S AWARD
    James Overland
    For exceptional leadership skills in support of NOAA's Arctic Research Program and development of the interagency Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) program.

  • PRESIDENTIAL RANK AWARD
    Dr. Eddie Bernard
    For 20 years of extraordinary accomplishments in developing a world-class oceanographic laboratory.

  • BRONZE MEDAL
    NOAA FOCI Program - Organizational Award w/NMFS
    For scientific achievements that advanced fisheries oceanography and marine ecology, and enabled the US North Pacific fisheries to be managed more efficiently.

  • NOAA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
    Andrew Shepherd
    “Making exceptional contributions for nearly 20 years.”
    For almost two decades, Andy Shepherd has been a senior member of the TAO Project which, despite essentially flat funding since 1996, has sustained high efficiency in delivering top quality oceanographic and surface meteorological data to NOAA forecasting centers and researchers and the scientific community.

  • LIVE ACCESS SERVER
    Joseph Sirott, Jonathan Callahan, Steven Hankin
    Best Technology Transfer to Research

  • IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL REALITY
    Christopher Moore and Nancy Soreide
    Best Visualization in Research Project

  • SHIP TRACKER
    Tiffany Vance(PMEL) and Dennis Shields (OMAO)
    Near real-time NOAA ship locations and sensor data

  • PMEL "OLD SALT" AWARD - Presented annually in recognition of exceptional commitment to Laboratory programs through at sea or field research support
    Brian Powers - 179 Days
    Bill Floering- 115 Days
    Patrick A'Hearn - 99 Days

  • FRONTIER OF GEOPHYSICS LECTURER (AGU) Michael McPhaden

  • WALTER ORR ROBERTS LECTURER
    Michael McPhaden
    Selected as The Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Sciences by the American Meteorological Society for significant contributions to the understanding of atmospheric processes through the effective interchange of knowledge.

Awarded in 2001:

  • NOAA RESEARCH EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
    Steve Hankin
    For his development and leadership of the Ferret scientific analysis and visualization software over the past 10 years. Ferret is a flexible tool in which the user can probe and compare large and complex data sets and produce excellent publication-quality graphics widely used by thousands of scientists in NOAA and around the world.

  • GOLD MEDAL
    Robert Embley
    For pioneering research in exploring deep ocean volcanic ecosystems that has led to the establishment of the world's first deep sea floor observatory.

Awarded in 2000:

  • PRESIDENTIAL EARLY CAREER AWARD
    Robert Dziak
    For contributions to the understanding of how deep ocean volcanic and hydrothermal activity is affecting the global oceans physical, chemical, and biological environments.

  • OAR OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD
    McPhaden, M.J. (1999). "Genesis and evolution of the 1997-98 El Niño." Science, 283, 950-954.

    Feely, R.A., R. Wanninkhof, T. Takahashi, and P. Tans (1999). "Influences of El Nino on the equatorial Pacific contribution to atmospheric CO2 accumulation." Nature, 398, 597-601.

    Gonzalez, F. (1999). "Tsunami." Scientific American, 280, 56-65.

Awarded in 1999:

  • PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
    Dr. Michael McPhaden
    Dr. McPhaden received the Seattle Federal Executive Board's "Celebration of the Stars" Public Service Award for his extraordinary contributions to PMEL's mission and to the world community by bringing on-line the Tropical Atmosphere Ocean array, which provides data to improve El Niño forecasting and help mitigate El Niño's negative impact on the economies of the United States and other nations.

  • BRONZE AWARD
    Dana Greeley, Nancy Briscoe, Lynette Ansell , Nir Barnea, Kirsten Erickson, , Mark George, I. Sam Higuchi, Linda Jones, Angela Quinn, John Pierson, Jim Schell, Dan Strandy, Capt. Donald Suloff, Capt. Warren Taguchi, T. Minh Trinh, and Dave Ulrich
    For outstanding dedication and teamwork in exceeding the requirements of the Washington state compliance order.

  • ERL OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD
    McPhaden, M.J., A.J. Busalacchi, R. Cheney, J.-R. Donguy, K.S. Gage, D. Halpern, M. Ji, P. Julian, G. Meyers, G.T. Mitchum, P.P. Niiler, J. Picaut, R.W. Peynolds, N. Smith, and K. Takeuchi (1998). "The Tropical Ocean-Global Atmosphere Observing System, A Decade of Progress." J. Geophys. Res., 103(C7>, 14,169-14,240.

    Peng, T.H., R. Wanninkhof, J.L. Bullister, R.A. Feely, and T. Takahashi (1998). "Quantification of Decadal Anthropogenic CO2 Uptake in the Ocean Based on Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Measurements"

  • HPCC AWARDS FOR BEST SPONSORED RESEARCH IN ADVANCED NOAA TECHNOLOGY:
    LIVE ACCESS SERVER
    Steve Han kin and Jon Callahan
    Best Collaboration Tool (synchronous)

    OceanShare COLLABORATION TOOL
    Don Denbo and Chris Windsor
    Best Collaboration Tool (synchronous)

    NORTHWEST REGION NGI CONNECTION
    Russ Richards
    Best High Speed Networking

    VIRTUAL REALITY DEMONSTRATIONS
    Chris Moore, Al Herman, and Nancy Soreide
    Best Visualization

Awarded in 1998:

  • ADMINISTRATOR'S AWARD
    Steven Hankin
    For extraordinary contribution to information technology in the form of innovative, and widely used software called "FERRET" for visualizing large, global, gridded data sets.

  • BRONZE MEDAL AWARD
    Steven Hankin, Nancy Soreide, George Jamerson, Ann O'Donnell Ball, Daniel Manns, and Ernest Daddio
    For significant contributions toward the development of the NOAA Server System, which greatly enhances public access to critical environmental information.

  • AMS SPECIAL AWARD
    Dr. Michael McPhaden
    For outstanding achievement in measuring the 1997-1998 El Niño

  • ERL OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD
    Johnson, G.C., and D.W. Moore (1997). "The Pacific subsurface countercurrents and an inertial model." J. Phys. Oceanogra. 27(11), 2448-2459.
  • OUTSTANDING NOAA CORPS JUNIOR OFFICER of the YEAR
    LT Robert Kamphaus
    For playing a key role in establishing the Center for Tsunami Inundation Mapping Efforts (TIME).

Awarded in 1997:

  • GOLD MEDAL
    Dr. Michael McPhaden
    For his scientific leadership and skilled project management in bringing on line an unparalleled oceanographic and atmospheric observing system of global importance.

  • BRONZE MEDAL
    Nancy Soreide
    For leadership in the advancement and utilization of information technology for wide availability of environmental information and real time data
  • Ronald K. Reed
    For pioneering research achievements on oceanographic circulation of the North Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea.

  • BRONZE MEDAL (JOINT ORGANIZATIONAL AWARD)
    PMEL, OGP, AL, SAO PMEL personnel receiving this award include Hugh Milburn, Tiffany Vance, Andrew Shepherd, Linda Mangum, LCDR Timothy Wright, and Stanley P. Hayes (posthumously).
    For the acquisition, conversion, and deployment of the NOAA Ship KA'IMIMOANA

Awarded in 1996:

  • ERL OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD
    Fox, C.G., W.E. Radford, R.P. Dziak, T. Lau, H. Matsumoto, and A.E. Schreiner (1995). "Acoustic detections of a seafloor spreading episode on Juan de Fuca Ridge using military hydrophone arrays." Geophysical Research Letters, 22(2), 131-134.
  • Baker, E.T., D.R. German, and H. Elderfield (1995). "Hydrothermal plumes over spreading-center axes: Global distributions and geological inferences." Geophysical Monograph 91, American Geohphysical Union, Washington, DC, 47-71.

    Schumacher, J. and A. Kendall (1995). "An example of fisheries oceanography: Walleye Pollack in Alaskan Waters." US national Report to International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics 1991-1994, Reviews of Geophysics, SUpplement, 1153-1163.

Awarded in 1995:

  • ADMINISTRATOR's AWARD
    James R. Holbrook
    For being a leader in exploring how the national Internet infrastructure, international World Wide Web standards, and easy-to-use browsing software can be used to provide better public access to NOAA's expanding spectrum of environmental data and information processing.

Awarded in 1994:

  • GOLD MEDAL
    Dr. Christopher Fox
    For his research that utilized the Navy's underwater acoustic monitoring system to detect and locate underwater volcanic eruptions.

Awarded in 1993:

  • PRESIDENTIAL RANK AWARD
    Dr. Eddie Bernard
    For sustained superior accomplishment in management of programs of the United States Government and for noteworthy achievement of quality and efficiency in the public service.

Awarded in 1991:

  • SILVER MEDAL
    Hugh Milburn
    For major contributions to the field of observational oceanography.

Awarded in 1990:

  • ERL OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD
    Baker, E.T., J.W. Lavelle, R.A. Feely, G.J. Massoth, S.L. Walker, and L.E. Lupton. "Episodic Venting of Hydrothermal Fluids from the Juan de Fuca Ridge." J. Geophys. Res., 94, 9237-9250.

Awarded in 1989:

  • GOLD MEDAL
    Dr. Stanley P. Hayes
    For outstanding contributions and scientific leadership of NOAA's Equatorial Pacific Ocean Climate Studies (EPOCS) Program.

Awarded in 1987:

  • ERL OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD
    Preisendorfer, R.W. and C.D. Mobley (1986). "Albedos and Glitter Patterns of a Wind-Roughened Sea Surface"

Awarded in 1986:

  • ERL OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD
    Apel, J.R. J.R. Holbrook, A.K. Liu, J.J. Tsai (985). "The Sulu Sea Internal Solution Experiment"

Awarded in 1984:

  • ADMINISTRATOR's AWARD
    Dr. Frank Gonzalez
    For outstanding research in coastal wave forecasting.

Awarded in 1976:

  • GOLD MEDAL
    Dr. Gaylord Miller
    For the establishment of the Joint Tsunami Research Effort group and for his research in tsunamis.

  • SILVER MEDAL
    Dr. Jerry Galt
    For his efforts in understanding circulation in the Gulf of Alaska oil leasing sites.
 
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