The Future of Marine Weather Prediction Technology
Speaker – Joe Sienkiewicz, Chief, Ocean application Branch of the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center.
Improvements in weather prediction have benefited the marine community over the last decade. This session will cover the current methods being used in ocean weather forecasting and what technology is being developed for the future. There are still humans behind those computer models -come meet one of the ocean weather experts.
Joe Sienkiewicz is the Chief of the Ocean Applications Branch of the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center. His branch supports OPC operations through technical development and science infusion. Joe received his B.S. in Meteorology and Oceanography from the SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, NY (1980) and M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington (1988). He was a USCG licensed master and mate and worked in those capacity aboard NY based tugboats in the early 80’s. Since graduate school he has served as marine forecaster, Senior Marine Forecaster, Science Officer, and Applications Branch Chief of the Ocean Prediction Center. His professional interests include explosive cyclones, satellite sensed ocean winds, and wind wave current interaction. Joe is also a sailor and races on Chesapeake Bay.