Weather Forecasting Workshop
Presenter: Joe Sienkiewicz, Chief Ocean Applications Branch, NOAA Ocean Prediction Center (click here for presentation)
Session Description: The workshop will be an interactive overview of basic weather information focusing on the interpretation of weather products and forecasts. The intent is to serve as a refresher for seasoned sailors and a primer for those early in their sailing careers.
Biography of Speaker:
Joe Sienkiewicz is Chief of the Ocean Applications Branch at the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center in College Park, MD. He is in charge of forecast technique development and optimizing the use of ocean and satellite observing systems for ocean weather forecasting for the Ocean Prediction Center. Joe is a graduate of NY Maritime and received his MS in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington. He was a professional mariner and worked as mate and relief captain on tugboats based out of NY Harbor in the early 80s. His professional interests include: explosively intensifying ocean storms, extreme winds in ocean storms, and wave development and propagation. He has authored and co-authored a variety of peered reviewed articles dealing with aspects of marine weather.