Judy Gray Aboard as New U.S. GLOBEC Program Manager

Judy Gray has been hired by NOAA's Coastal Ocean Program as the new GLOBEC Program Manager. She will be working closely with NSF as well as NOAA's Office of Global Programs and the National Marine Fisheries Service in coordinating the program.

Judy is a meteorologist trained at Penn State and the University of Washington. She spent 10 years at the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle where she was the Coordinator of the Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (FOCI) in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. Her research areas were coastal winds and mesoscale atmospheric variability over the ocean, both of which involved extensive field work at sea and aboard research aircraft. More recently, Judy has gained both line and program management experience in a variety of NOAA capacities: as an advocate of NOAA research for the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, as the Acting Executive Director and Acting Deputy Director of NOAA's 11 Environmental Research Laboratories, and as the Program Manager for NOAA's Coastal Forecast System. Judy joined the Coastal Ocean Program staff in March 1996, where she will continue her coordination of ocean forecasting efforts in addition to her U.S. GLOBEC responsibilities.

Judy is enthusiastic about her position with GLOBEC, describing it "... like going home." She can be reached by phone: 301-713-3338; fax: 301-713-4044; or Internet: jgray@cop.noaa.gov.