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NOAA Environmental Leadership Seminar Series: Past Presentations

NOAA Environmental Leadership: My Observations of 3 Years of World Class Science and Engineering

by Katie Poser on 2020-12-10T11:21:00-05:00 | 0 Comments


Date: December 9, 2020

Speaker: RDML Tim Gallaudet, PhD, USN Retired. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy NOAA Administrator.

Abstract: Over the past three years with NOAA, I have witnessed the fine women and men of our agency achieve truly tremendous accomplishments in environmental science and engineering. From deep ocean acoustics to space weather, marine biology to atmospheric chemistry, and numerical prediction to satellite engineering, our activities have been extraordinarily diverse, superior in quality, and exceedingly impactful. I will acknowledge as many of these advances as time will allow, emphasizing how the communication and application of these results have benefited every American life, every day, in a positive way.

About the Speaker: Timothy Gallaudet, Ph.D., was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 5, 2017, as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere for the Department of Commerce, NOAA. Dr. Gallaudet was previously a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, where his most recent assignment was Oceanographer of the Navy and Commander of the Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Command. During his 32 years of military service, Dr. Gallaudet has had experience in weather and ocean forecasting, hydrographic surveying, developing policy and plans to counter illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, and assessing the national security impacts of climate change. He has led teams of Navy sailors and civilians performing such diverse functions as overseeing aircraft carrier combat operations, planning and conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster response efforts, assisting Navy SEAL Teams during high visibility counter-terrorism operations, and developing the Navy's annual $52 billion information technology, cyber security and intelligence budget. Dr. Gallaudet holds a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and master’s and doctoral degrees from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, all in oceanography.

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