Thursday, 28 March 2019: 3:45 PM
Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Mr. Joseph Sienkiewicz is the Chief of the Ocean Applications Branch of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Ocean Prediction Center (OPC). The OPC has international responsibility for weather warnings and forecasts for large portions of the North Atlantic and North Pacific. Joe has worked in operational marine meteorology with NOAA for over 30 years. His professional interests include the use of satellite derived information to improve marine weather forecasts, explosively developing storms, and the application of weather information in marine operations. He serves on an international training team with NOAA and European scientists to train marine meteorologists from across the globe on the application of satellite sensed ocean winds and waves to operational marine forecasting. Mr. Sienkiewicz is a graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College (B.S.) and University of Washington (M.S.). He held a USCG Unlimited Third Mate License and limited tonnage Master’s License and worked 5 years as mate and relief captain on tugboats based in New York Harbor.
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